Everything You Need to Know Before Clerkenwell Design Week Begins

From the 22nd until 24th of May 2018, Clerkenwell Design Week returns for its ninth edition, hosting the best in the design world.

This May will see the ninth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) take place from May 22-24th 2018. As the annual focus for London’s leading design district, the festival programme has been created to reflect the exceptional nature of this vibrant London area.


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Each year, Clerkenwell Design Week displays new projects and commissioned installations located within high profile spaces across Clerkenwell. Working with leading names in design, engineering and architecture, these projects aim to bring spectacle and energy to the district whilst pushing the boundaries of design concepts, process and material capabilities. This year, sustainability is a key theme with several participants and projects addressing this trend.

Will Essential Home be there? Unfortunately, this year, Essental Home won’t be one of the brands featured, but the Coveted Magazine team will be there so that we can let you know of all the news and announcements.

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CDW Presents

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Pipe Line

Lou Corio Randall showcases his new approach to street furniture with this playful piece that includes bike racks and benches, and will be found in all corners of Clerkenwell. Proving that a single line can portray any shape, he uses the design week’s signature pink hue to form a silhouette out of a single line of steel. ‘I wanted to move away from the mundane archetype of street furniture and address the need for bike storage,’ Randall says.

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Your Tote Counts

Chelsea College of Art working alongside Print Club London, in partnership with CDW, is addressing the issue of a surplus of cotton tote bags replacing unsustainable plastic bags. A Screen Press installation will be situated in the Garden of St. James, where visitors can bring unwanted totes to be customised with designs created by the students to give them a new life, with proceeds going to Maggie’s Centre, while an exhibition at Design Fields will display a collection of favourite tote bags, chosen by a selection of designers and design writers.

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Exhibitions

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QLOCKTWO from Biegert & Funk

Platform

Hosted within the subterranean depths of The House of Detention, Platform showcases exciting up and-coming design talent in the historic surroundings of this former remand prison. This is a rare opportunity for the public to explore part of London’s infamous history. Exhibitors here include Arte&Stili who specialise in bespoke handmade ceramic tiles, artefacts and crockery sets from Italy’s Amalfi Coast; Claire Potter Design, specialising in sustainable solutions for interior architecture and product based projects; and QLOCKTWO from Biegert & Funk, a unique luxury product which displays the time with a typographical display, combining the moment with written words, cleverly made to communicate the time in over 20 languages giving your customers the ability to make a bold statement or compliment their interiors.

Venue address: House of Detention, 12 Sans Walk, EC1R 0AS
Opening hours: 10:00-21:00 every day during CDW (please note this  venue does not have disabled access, due to the nature of this 19th Century underground building)

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Arte, Metal X Signum Collection, Classo Pattern

Detail

Detail can be found within the Garden & Crypt of the Order of St John. Detail reflects principles of fine craftsmanship and high glamour, showcasing the best and most prestigious names in the world of luxury interiors who will be exhibiting throughout the venues majestic Church, Crypt and Cloister garden.
This year at Detail, Arte wallcoverings will show several new collections. Metal X Signum, represents wallcovering made of real metal foil with an oxidised effect and elegant prints. Focus is a collection of wallpaper with a deep and natural-looking relief that creates a 3D effect, while Curiosa is all about big designs with worldly influences. Last but not least, Takara wallcoverings are made of abundant materials like soft suede, paper weave and embroidered chinoiserie.

Venue address: The Order of St John, St John’s Square, EC1V 4JJ
Opening hours: 10:00-21:00 every day during CDW (please note this venue has limited disabled access as parts of the building date back to the 12th century)

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Bert Frank, Flagon Chandelier

Light

New for 2018 is an exciting new exhibition dedicated to light. Fabric, a former cold-store turned nightclub, will host within its brick vaults an exhibition of top international lighting brands showing the latest collections, cutting edge and innovative new products and presenting spectacular standalonelighting installations. Exhibitors include Bert Frank which draws influence from the design codes of the ‘mid-century’ era but with a modern twist. Bert Frank’s striking range of luxury lighting is designed and made exclusively in the UK and has already won a string of industry awards. Rich Brilliant Willing is a Brooklyn-based studio that designs and manufactures LED fixtures for hospitality, workplace, and residential projects while Czech lighting company Brokis, producers of exquisite hand blown Bohemian glass lighting for over 200 years, will show a selection of its glass pendant, table, floor and wall lighting.

Venue address: Fabric Nightclub, 77A Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HJ
Opening hours: 10:00-21:00 every day during CDW (please note this venue does not have disabled access)

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Conversations at Clerkenwell

Conversations at Clerkenwell in partnership with Mapei UK has become an important arena in which professionals can to introduce and discuss new products, raise industry issues and network with fellow A&D experts.

The talks programme will host a high-calibre of speakers exploring current industry topics, underneath you can see our must-see conversations from each day.

Venue address: Spa Fields, Northampton Road EC1R 0DF
Important: Talks are ticketed at £5.

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Now all you have to do is attend the festival from 22-24th of May in Clerkenwell, London.


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