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Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week

The fourth annual Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) will welcome more than 200 designers and manufacturers from Britain and across the globe in London’s leading creative district of Clerkenwell.

 

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Variations upon an electric kettle by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez; photo by Véronique Huyghe

Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, Brynjar Sigurdarson and Emilie Colin Garros are the three young designers who have found themselves thrust into the spotlight after being named the winners at this year’s edition of Design Parade – an international three-day design festival held annually at the Villa Noailles in Hyères which took place earlier this month (1-3.07). (more…)

Fri 7.5.

London gears up for Clerkenwell Design Week (UK)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 07.05.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

The Farmiloe Building, St John Street, London, one of Clerkenwell Design Week's venues

Clerkenwell Design Week, which takes place in London’s leading creative district of Clerkenwell, is a brand new three-day festival celebrating design’s creative richness, social relevance and technological advancements.


Its programme of exhibitions and installations will include high-profile brands such as Tom Dixon and MARK. Seminars, workshops and debates will aim to tackle thought-provoking issues on modern design and architecture. Big design names and inspirational thought leaders will also spearhead a crammed programme of left-field thinking and off-the-wall performances, designed to challenge preconceptions.

Tom Dixon's Fluoro Offcut Stool

The event will also provide everything else one expects from a festival: street entertainment, live music, food, exhibitions and parties, all providing the ideal chance for creatives to network with clients in a relaxed, yet intensely stimulating, atmosphere.

'Paper Planes' by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien

Clerkenwell is widely acknowledged as the heart of London’s creative industries, boasting the most concentrated area of design business in the world. Located right next to the financial district of the City, it is home to over 2,000 architectural practices (10% of the UK’s profession), 60 design showrooms and a horde of film companies, new-media agencies, graphic- and interactive-design studios – all found amongst the area’s elegant greens, squares and historic architecture.


to the Clerkenwell Design Week festival website