What We’re Looking Forward to at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

04.30.18 | By
What We’re Looking Forward to at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

Bigger, better and with more design than ever, the ninth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week opens its doors from May 22-24, 2018. London’s leading design district will be buzzing with hundreds of design-led fringe events, showroom presentations, workshops, talks and installations over the three days of the festival.

Clerkenwell Design Week is free to attend, you just need to register here.

Here’s what we’re looking forward to…

Did you know that the ecological footprint of a cotton tote bag is 327x worse than a plastic bag? If you have any totes that are going unused, give them a second life at the Print Club London #YourToteCounts installation where you can customize your totes designed by students of the Chelsea College of Art, with proceeds from an optional donation going towards Maggie’s, the official CDW charity partner.

Modern design pays homage to olden times. The Royal Approval installation created by Kinetech Design in collaboration with Amari Interiors, Applelec and Timberfusion will be held at the Arch of St. John, the historic site of some of Shakespeare’s most famous works, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Macbeth. Kinetech Design’s kiri-origami sculptures are inspired by history and architecture of the arch.

At St James’ Courtyard, Scale Rule will be constructing a pavilion designed by GCSE students from London. The theme for the pavilion is sustainability and the pavilion’s multilayered design is a metaphor for past, present and future.

There are seven main exhibition spaces at Clerkenwell Design Week: Design Fields for international contemporary design, Platform for emerging designers, Project for contract design, Elements for architectural accessories, British Collection for UK designers, Detail for luxury interiors and Light for international lighting.

Design Fields \\\ Edsbyn

Platform \\\ The Devoy Group – QLOCKTWO

Project \\\ Cube Space

Elements \\\ House of Eroju

British Collection \\\ James Burleigh

Details \\\ Cane

Light \\\ Greypants

Learn more about Clerkenwell Design Week and register to attend (for free!) here.

As the Lifestyle editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She's probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at