This year marks the 10th anniversary of Clerkenwell Design Week which opens its doors from May 19-21, 2019. It promises an extra exciting agenda celebrating design and creativity, with installations, fringe events, pop-ups, workshops, talks, and showroom presentations happening all across the district.
Did you know Clerkenwell Design Week is free to attend? Just register here!
To mark the decade milestone of the independent design week, CDW 2019 will have the biggest and best program yet. Here’s what you can expect:
Bring your walking shoes. CDW has collaborated with the Graphic Design Communication students from the Chelsea College of Arts to put on “Once Upon A Time,” a series of graphic installations that are inspired by significant areas around London. If you’re not too tired, Lansdown’s London will host a series of historical walks that celebrate makers, from clock makers to gin distillers. If you’re still not tired, follow the “Decade” trail which will be marked by ten 3-meters-high candle-like beacons to guide you across the exhibition route.
Over 100 showrooms are participating in CDW and will provide visitors with free talks, workshops, installation viewings, and parties. (So bring your party outfit too!) Confirmed showrooms include Arper, Ceramiche Caesar, Flokk, and Mosa.
Last but not least, there will be seven exhibitions that will highlight a specific focus. Design Fields will showcase international contemporary design. Platform gives emerging designers the opportunity to present their works. Project will bring contract furniture, lighting and surface brands from around the globe together. British Collection will spotlight up and coming UK designers. Detail will focus on the fine craftsmanship, luxury interiors and high glamour. Elements is centered around finishes and architectural accessories. And finally, Light will illuminate with the latest collections from top international lighting brands.
Learn more about Clerkenwell Design Week and register to attend (for free!) here.