The seventh edition of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) promises to be the most ambitious celebration of this distinctive and creative London quarter yet. From May 24 to 26, CDW – sponsored by Renault – will host the best in design from around the world and feature a huge range of home-grown talent.
Key changes to the show this year aim to provide a rich and varied exploration of design, for the expert and newcomer alike. A compelling combination of exhibitions, installations and live events across 120 spaces will enhance the festival’s reputation as one of Europe’s most distinctive design events.
This year CDW re-draws its boundaries with a new layout and destinations, focusing on the use of public space, diverse architecture and the area’s strong roots in making. The new layout includes a central spine running the length of Clerkenwell, reaching Exmouth Market to the north and Smithfield to the south. Devised by local architects OMMX, the new master plan is brought to life with a marked route, allowing visitors to easily navigate the trail linking eight temporary exhibition spaces and a series of commissioned installations.
Joining the line-up and acting as gateway to Clerkenwell’s showrooms, Brewhouse Yard will be temporarily transformed for the festival. This year, over 85 showrooms will take part including Hakwood, a global leader in the design and manufacture of engineered wood flooring, making its UK debut at CDW working with emerging practice FleaFollyArchitects.
For details and free registration, visit www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com.