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CDW: celebrating 10 years in style

Alison Carter
07 May 2019

With the dust from Milan now settled, the international design community has turned its attention to Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) which starts at 10am on 21 May.

The 10th anniversary of CDW will see 100- plus, world-class design showrooms, provide an array of stimulating events, talks and workshops.

Amongst the range of activities, visitors will be able to see collaborations and talks with Tom Dixon at Ege Carpets and new designs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established & Sons within an interactive workspace at Fora.  

Award-winning British luxury lighting brand Bert Frank will open its first showroom in EC1, exhibiting new designs including Rift, Spate and Rote which reference Art Deco and industrial inspired aesthetics.

Danish furniture brand NORR11 strives to reinvent Scandinavian design to create timeless pieces of furniture. In their new EC1 showroom, they will showcase collaborations with innovative young designers championing craftsmanship and quality. Fredericia will officially launch pieces by the Danish American designer Jens Risom in the UK for the first time during CDW.

Other showrooms participating include: Hitch Mylius, Abstracta, Sedus and Workstories Thinking Ergonomix T/A Thinking Works, ISOMI, Interface, Boss Design, Porcelanosa, Dauphin UK Ltd, Andreu World, Shaw Europe Ltd, Cosentino, Davison Highley Ltd, Havwoods, Solus Ceramics, Kinnarps, Flokk, MOSA bv Arper UK Ltd, Sven Christiansen plc, Morgan Contract Furniture, Ocee Designs Ltd, Actiu, Lintex, Umbrella Furniture, Bene PLC, Moroso Ltd, Boen UK, Marazzi Group, Domus, Ultrafabrics, Brunner UK, Hansgrohe UK, Humanscale, Mark Product, Bisley, Modus, Verco Office Furniture, Assmann, Haworth and Kusch + Co.

Pop up showrooms and workplaces will also help CDW celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Established & Sons will take up residency in Fora to launch four new designs including The GRID SOFA by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the KD TABLE and BEAM TABLE by Konstantin Grcic and the LUCIO CHAIR by Sebastian Wrong.

Conceived as a complete take-over of Fora’s breakout spaces, the installation will invite visitors to explore the possibilities of Established & Sons’ new, innovative designs by trying them out with hot-desking, wi-fi and refreshments from Fora’s in-house cafe. The installation will be complemented by a series of talks, workshops and events.

Visitors can discover the French design scene at ?KIOSK!, a pop up showroom curated by London Based lifestyle communications agency 14 septembre. They will present a selection of lighting, furniture and tableware from a selection of the best French design brands.

Fritz Hansen will be collaborating with Zaha Hadid Architects to showcase aspects of their Heritage Exhibition, whilst Relay Design Agency will present + Halle, Baux, Orsjo, Mitab and Zeitram within a fashion house on Clerkenwell Road. KI, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of workplace and education furniture will take over an architectural gem in the centre of the festival site.

The popup showroom at the landmark Paxton Locher House on Clerkenwell Green will be transformed into ‘KI House’ for the launch of several new UK-designed & manufactured products. Other exhibitors include UHS Group Ltd and lapalma at Spacecraft.

Register for your free visitor badge here.

Information:  

Clerkenwell Design Week runs from 21-23 May 2019

Travel: Farringdon, Barbican, Angel, Old Street

Cost: free to register via www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

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Facebook.com/clerkenwell.design.week #CDW2019 #CDW10

 

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