Clerkenwell Design Week, taking place from 21st-23rd May, celebrates its 10th edition this year. From new designs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established & Sons to Fritz Hansen’s exhibition in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects and an outdoor cooking space serving food by Kitchen Architecture, the show is set to bring the industry's focus back to the London’s design district, presenting hundreds of showrooms, fringe events, talks, workshops and installations.
CDW has established itself as one of the UK's leading independent design festivals, and has flourished over the past 10 years.
Elliot Brook, co-founder and director of design studio Deadgood, states: "CDW’s success … has been its ability to create a platform for independent British design brands to be seen and heard within the UK furniture industry. From the off, the event enabled younger companies like ourselves to pitch up alongside established industry players in order to challenge the preconceived conceptions of what commercial furniture should look like. Our Deadgood brand is now flourishing at the very same time that CDW is becoming the internationally recognised brand that it is."
Last year saw the show attract 34,060 attendees and over 300 exhibiting brands, from major names such as Cappellini, Kvadrat and Moroso to newer emerging talents. To mark CDW’s first decade, visitors to this year's event should expect the biggest and best programme yet, with installations celebrating the unique history of Clerkenwell, hundreds of design-led fringe events, pop-ups, workshops, talks and showroom presentations. Activities will run over three days and will follow a distinct trail from north to south, from Design Fields down to Light held in Fabric nightclub.