Clerkenwell Design Week Returns For Its Ninth Edition

London 22-24 May 2018

by Angelo Dell'Olio
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Set across three days, 22-24 May 2018, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) returns for its ninth edition, hosting the best in design from the UK and beyond, and featuring a wide range of talent from the area from young entrepreneurial start-ups to well established design practices.


As the annual focus for London’s leading design district, the festival programme has been tailored to reflect the unique nature of this vibrant London hub, home to a plethora of creative businesses, design consultancies, showrooms and architectural practices.

2018 will again play host to hundreds of fringe events, showroom presentations, workshops, talks and public-facing installations all with design at their heart. Events will run over three days and follow a distinct trail north to south from Spa Fields down to Farringdon linking together several exhibition spaces and a series of specially commissioned installations.


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.

CDW’s exhibitions are hosted in distinctive spaces around the area linked by a route running through the centre of EC1. There are seven exhibitions, each with a different curatorial focus, ranging from cutting edge international design, to emerging talent, luxury interiors and the best of British design. Among the new exhibitions 2018 the spaces dedicated to Light and Elements:


Light – New for 2018
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 standalone lighting 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


Elements – New for 2018
New for 2018, Elements will bring together a leading selection of ironmongery, hardware, switch plates and architectural accessories within a street-market style pavilion on St John’s Square, becoming a go-to destination for designers looking for the perfect final finish.


Brands confirmed for Elements include Forbes & Lomax, TIRAR, House of Eroju and Carrson International among others.


Venue address: St John’s Square, EC1M 4DS
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00 every day during CDW


Clerkenwell Design Week runs from 22-24 May 2018

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