Clerkenwell Design Week

by Elspeth Pridham

This year, CDW celebrates its 10th anniversary. We round up some of the highlights illustrating just why this show proves so popular with the design community


FROM JUST 35 exhibitors in 2010 to more than 200 in 2018, CDW now fi lls seven exhibitions hosted in distinctive spaces around the area. Each hub has a different curatorial core, ranging from cutting-edge international design to emerging talent, lighting, luxury interiors and the best of British focus. From 21 - 23 May, showrooms and practices are also open to visitors, with design-led fringe events, pop-ups, workshops and talks adding to the mix. To make life easy, a trail runs north to south. It starts at Design Fields and leads down to Light, which is held in iconic nightclub Fabric. En route you can enjoy Once Upon A Time – CDW’s collaboration with Chelsea College of Arts’ BA Graphic Design Communication students – which has resulted in a series of installations inspired by the stories and history of signifi cant locations around the showgrounds. As well as hosting an abundance of furniture and interiors showrooms, Clerkenwell is home to a variety of other creative practices including architects, branding agencies and craft studios. A selection of these will also open their doors to visitors. And when you need refreshments, selected restaurants in the area will provide a discount to those sporting the pink lanyard. For details, check out the CDW website ( For the three days of the event,

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1 Havwoods (Showroom)

The wood fl ooring brand will be unveiling its new Cork wallcovering. The collection includes 34 designs and celebrates

the creativity of wood in its cork form. 2

Gwendoline Porte (Platform) Partway between sculpture and furniture,

Rails is a modular concept designed by Gwendoline Porte. Made from plywood, it is inspired by the form of railway tracks.

Olenka (Platform) Founded by Russian-born designer Olga


Shevchenko, Olenka is a UK-based design studio and online store specialising in fl oral patterns for wallpaper.

Tacchini (Design Fields) Pastilles, designed by Studiopepe for Italian


furniture brand Tacchini, is a collection of small armchairs, ottomans and coffee tables which can be grouped together

or used as individual pieces. 5

Ebb & Flow designs and produces functional and decorative lighting inspired by classic British and Nordic style. ebbandfl

Ebb & Flow (Light) 7 Junction Fifteen (Platform) 6 Tirar (Elements)

Solid timber door pulls and levers from Tirar are designed to be beautiful to look at as well as appealing to hold.

During CDW, British design studio Junction Fifteen will unveil its Morf Collection. The playful, contemporary furniture is manufactured by craftspeople local to the studio’s Northamptonshire home

using sustainable materials. junctionfi


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