Clerkenwell Design Week 2024

Clerkenwell Design Week is (literally) just around the corner and we're ready to be inspired! Here's what we're most excited about...

Dalziel & Pow
By Dalziel & Pow
Posted 16. 05. 2024
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From installations to curated exhibitions, interiors, innovative materials and emerging talent, we can't wait to get involved.

This year we've added quite a few events to our calendar, so let's dive in to what we're excited to visit, experience, and craft.

Starting with emerging talent - Over at Platform studios, Selfish Customs & SUPA RARE are showcasing their incredible furniture design - think dreamy, experimental, functional, and high personality.

New on the scene this year...
Selfish Customs

We love a good design challenge! This year Benchmark are joining forces with Product and Furniture 2nd and 3rd year design students, with a challenge to reimagine discarded objects salvaged from the streets of London.

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Benchmark & London Metropolitan University

We're looking to head over to The Bank at 89 Charterhouse to check out the latest contemporary design work from up-and-coming talent from the University of Westminster Masters of Interior Architecture.

Moments of expression

We always look forward to seeing the immersive installations that CDW has to offer.

This year is no different, we look forward to seeing insntallations such as Gatekeepers by Orsi Orban inspired by organic forms.

Next up, the Stay Playful installation by 2LG inspired by vintage helter skelter.

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Good conversations

If you're feeling inspired like we are, there are plenty of opportunities to tune into some brilliant conversations. We have saved a few below that have sparked our interest...

Introduction to Laboratory: Explore Hidden Worlds of Light, Material and Time
Tuesday 21st 18:30-19:30

Join Solus, as the creators of Laboratory, along with Alex Holloway of Holloway Li, Rino Bedogni of Refin and Sam Frith of Solus, to introduce us to their latest installation! From previous visits throughout the year and previous CDW’s, we know it won't disappoint!

BIID Presents: Sustainability in Practice
Thursday 23rd 15:00-16:00 Design fields

With sustainability being at the forefront of all projects, including our own as we journey towards achieving BCorp certification, we’re excited to learn more on how to make the best sustainable and ethical choices; across materials, finishes & furniture. (This event is ticketed, via Eventbrite)

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Henry Holland in conversation with Roddy Clarke
Design Fields - Thursday 23rd - 16:00-17:00

Henry Holland of House of Holland & Holland Studio is in conversation with Roddy Clarke to reflect on his career to date & how his love for Fashion has transitioned into Homewares and his move into ceramics - if you haven't seen his work, prepare to be in awe. (Tickets via Eventbrite)

Stylus presents: Key Colour and Material Trends 2025/2026
Design fields - 23rd May - 12:00-13:00

Lauren Chiu, Head of colour & materials at Stylus, is sharing key colour & material trends for 2025/2026, the underlying trend drivers and how they can be applied to interiors through architecture, textiles and furniture. (Tickets via Eventbrite)

And if you love a freebie (we know you do) there's plenty on offer, here's what we have our eyes on...

From craft to food and drink

Obviously, we will be indulging in a glass of prosecco at Havwoods 12pm-4pm

On to a Beigel Brunch at Max furniture 11-3pm Thursday 23rd! Browse Max Furniture’s latest ranges of acoustic panels, pods & products whilst tucking into a famous Brick Lane bagel!

Head to Parkside to see Hackney artist Coco Lom in action as she creates a mural inspired by her signature British terrazzo tile collection. If you’re quick you can book onto her Terrazzo coaster-making workshop using ethical British stone and cement in her signature bright colours and bold patterns. (Tuesday & Wednesday only, you will need to book)

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Our friends at Solus have a fun-packed few days during CDW. They’re collaborating with London based designers Goldfinger for an off-cut candlestick-making workshop. Learn how to make a sculptural, stacked candlestick from reclaimed timber (Tuesday 3-4pm, booking necessary)


Hopefully, we've inspired you to explore some of what CDW has to offer, we can't wait to get involved and get inspired!

Head to the official website to learn more about what's happening 21st-23rd May 2024.

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