The ninth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) will take place from 22nd-24th May this year. As the annual focus for London’s principal design district, the festival programme has been created to reflect the unique nature of this hub of creative businesses, design consultancies, showrooms and architectural practices.

Offering hundreds of design-led fringe events, showroom presentations, workshops, talks and public-facing installations, the event will follow a distinct trail from north to south – from Spa Fields down to Farringdon.

Integral to the festival are the local resident design showrooms, many of which partner with CDW, providing an array of events from talks and workshops to major installations. Over 90 participating companies commit to the show, including high-end furniture, lighting, kitchen and bathroom brands, alongside specialist manufacturers.

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