Every end of May is a long waited little celebration, as there is a Clerkenwell Design Week in London. Clerkenwell area is full of creative businesses, suppliers, designers and architects, which makes this area one of the main design districts in town. Clerkenwell Design Week is a showcase of leading UK and international design brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area. Design Week is an amazing opportunity to get some inspiration, as well as network and mingle with industry professionals over a complimentary glass (or few glasses) of prosecco.
Here are my favourite bits and pieces from the show:
Lighting by Bert Frank. The company is quite new (founded in 2013) and by some reason being a British manufacturer, it was not exhibiting in London before. I absolutely loved this mix of industrial luxury + retro + art deco.
Wire stools from Dare studio in new colour combinations.
Bright and colourful patterned tiles from Alhambra tiles.
Solus ceramics has also presented some interesting tile pieces from their new collection. Finally, tile design is getting more diverse.
The loveliest cushions from One Nine Eight Five. Tassel cushions remind me Great Gatsby style dresses :).
Perfect colour scheme and styling was spotted at Pluck kitchen stand.
Graphic mirrors from FormAndBeyond were looking amazing and quite funky. They could be used as an interesting decorative piece in restaurants or private houses.
Concrete panels with colourful and metal infills by VHCT Concrete.
Surface materials, such as marble and composite stone, with a design twist from Katie Gillies.
Along with various exhibitions, there are always some installations outside.
Hammocks from TiipiiBed were extremely popular and looked cool and comfy, as noone was really rushing to leave them.
Hakwood wooden flooring company created Double Vision installation piece, that celebrated pattern, and form and its powers to brighten and energise.
And my favourite piece was Buzzi Jungle, which was designed by BuzziSpace and reflected their vision for new social office and further pushing the traditional boundaries of the workplace.