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Introduction Welcome to the ninth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week sponsored by Armourcoat Acoustics. With nearly a decade of shows now behind us, we can take a moment to appreciate how CDW has grown and flourished – to become one of the most talked about events on the global design calendar. Bringing together talent from all over the world, we strive to bring visitors the freshest and most innovative new design on the market, as well as inspire with one-off installations and a world-class talks programme. Many brands choose to wait until CDW to debut their new products or collections while visitors travel from, not just all over the country, but all over the world to attend the event. Central to the festival’s conception back in 2010, and integral to its ongoing success, is the fact that Clerkenwell is one of the world’s premier design districts, thanks to the area’s density of furniture, lighting and materials showrooms. A record number of these showrooms are throwing open their doors this year during CDW, encouraging visitors to explore new product debuts, join in with interactive events and make exciting new connections. Whether you view a graduate exhibition, enjoy a breakfast talk, or participate in a spatial meditation session, there’s plenty to get involved with this year. Let’s make CDW 2018 the best year yet!

Daren Newton

We look forward to seeing you in Clerkenwell next week for the 9th edition of Clerkenwell Design Week. Clerkenwell is now one of London’s most vibrant and exciting areas with a wealth of design and architectural talent and CDW provides the perfect opportunity to experience the area in full, from its bustling restaurants and bars, to the history and heritage that have inspired some of this year’s installations and exhibitions. Our pack this year aims to help you navigate everything on offer, with an interactive Google map so you can plan your visit, whether you’re working out what exhibitions to see or looking for a good WiFi hotspot. In addition, we hope you’ll find the list of top ten product launches, press events and unmissable installations, a useful guide to navigating the district and all it has to offer. The seven Exhibitions; Design Fields, Platform, Project, Elements, British Collection, Detail and Light will add to the diversity of design. Bloggers should enjoy the Arper Bloggers Lounge which will again be offering a quiet place to work and connect, as well as a programme of events with design influencers, while we hope to see many of you at the CDW Press Office situated in Bourne & Hollingsworth.

Judith Fereday

Managing Director, Clerkenwell Design Week

Director, Camron PR


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Press & Bloggers Events Schedule Tuesday 22nd

Wednesday 23rd

Thursday 24th

Altro: Colour and wellbeing – going beyond the grey

Benchmark Press Breakfast

Orangebox Book Launch: ‘That’s not a stick, that’s a log!

9.30am – 5pm 15 Clerkenwell Green No RSVP

Instameet Tour at the Arper Bloggers Lounge

The British Collection, Crypt On The Green

Icons of Denmark and SketchUp: SketchUp for interior design

11.30am – 12.30pm 38 Northampton Road No RSVP

Ege Carpets: Trend Update

10am – 11am

9.30am – 10.20pm

12pm – 12.45pm

11 Clerkenwell Road

1–2 St John’s Path

13-16 Britton Street



‘Creating Eden – Wherever you are’ Sir Tim Smit Guest Speaker for Mark/ Nixon Showroom 10am 15 Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DP No RSVP

CDW Press Tour 11.45am – 1.15pm The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell, 49 – 50 St John’s Square

Axor Disegno hosted by Disegno’s editor-in-chief, Oli Stratford 4.30pm - 7pm The Water Studio, 12 - 16 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M5PQ RSVP: 4

9am – 11am

Tarkett Desso: Virtual Reality Art 11am – 12pm 23- 25 Great Sutton Street No RSVP

British Ceramic Tile: Made in Britain Talk 11am – 12pm 26 Seward Street No RSVP

Stellar Works Cocktail 18.30pm – 10pm Stellar Works Showroom, 99 St. John Street RSVP:

Domus Design talk: New & Emerging Tile Trends with guest Speaker Ronan Bouroullec 1pm – 2pm 50-52 Great Sutton Street No RSVP

Actiu: Party and charity auction close 6pm - 8pm 28 Seward Street No RSVP

Introducing CDW Charity Partner for 2018 New for 2018, Clerkenwell Design Week is partnering with a charity, Maggie’s, to help raise money for a good cause. There will be various touch points for donations along the route as well as a stand in Elements for more info. When recycling tote bags at the tote station, visitors are encouraged to give a donation. See more details about Your Tote Counts on p.6.

About Maggie’s: Maggie’s Barts opened in December 2017 to provide free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends in London and the surrounding boroughs. They offer a programme of support that has been shown to strengthen physical and emotional wellbeing. Built in the grounds of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the Centre is a warm and welcoming place with professional staff on hand to offer the support people

need to navigate their way through cancer. Maggie’s Barts is a place to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; a place where qualified experts provide emotional support; a place to meet other people or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea. Maggie’s has 20 Centres at major NHS cancer hospitals in the UK and abroad as well as an Online Centre.


Top 10 Not To Miss Your Tote Counts 22nd - 24th May, 10am - 9pm Garden of St James, St James

Royal Approval 22nd - 24th May, 10am - 9pm St John’s Gate

Behind Closed Doors 22nd - 24th May, 10am - 9pm Northampton Road

Tarkett and DESSO 22nd - 24th May, 10am - 9pm 23-25 Great Sutton Street

According to UKEA reusable tote bags have been found to be more harmful to the environment than plastic bags. To address this issue Your Tote Counts has set up an installation to encourage the reusing of old totes. Take your old tote to the screen press installation to be given a new lease of life by the Chelsea College of Art students behind this campaign.

Kinetech Design in collaboration with Amari Interiors and Timberfusion have drawn on the history of the Arch of St John which saw performances of some of Shakespeare’s works, to showcase their strong kiri-origami style designs. The structure evokes an Elizabethan ruff.

Hakwood’s ‘Behind Closed Doors’ will be a 3.2m high installation designed and fabricated by Shape London. It will be a miniature street-scape that draws inspiration from the Dutch home of Hakwood as well as Shapes’ South East London Design Studio.

Tarkett, a global leader in innovative and sustainable flooring solutions will provide visitors with workshops and new products through their theme of Future-thinking during CDW. Applied Futurist, Tom Cheesewright, will introduce ‘The Future Human’, whilst a virtual reality artist has been commissioned to interpret the convergence of home and work in an immersive and entertaining session.

Design Best Sample Sale at Light 22nd - 24th May, 10am - 9pm Fabric Nightclub


Set in Fabric nightclub, Design Best sample sale will bring the very best of British design brands including Tom Dixon, Anglepoise, Ally Cappelino and Folk, together in one venue for an exclusive limited period sale shop with 30 -60% off retail prices during Clerkenwell Design Week.

Camira 22nd - 24th May, 10am - 9pm 8 & 10 Brewhouse Yard

Parkside 22nd - 24th May, 10am - 9pm St John’s Square

Mater 22nd - 24th May, 10am - 9pm 36-37 Myddelton Street

Pop-Up Shop 22nd - 24th May, 10am - 9pm 84 Clerkenwell Rd

Brintons & Timorous Beasties 22nd - 24th May, 10am - 9pm St John’s Square

From farm to fabric, head to Brewhouse Yard to find the Camira showroom and experience a British sheep farm complete with a real shepherd, sheep and a field of flax fibre, learning how Camira blends and spins yarn for woven fabrics. This installation presents an insight into the natural and sustainable textile landscape.

Porcelain and ceramic tile company Parkside will present two bathroom concepts during CDW in a pop up showroom, designed by WISH London and located within a refurbished 20ft industrial shipping container in St John’s Square with an outdoor deck.

Mater is a conscious and ethical design brand with a strong design philosophy. Through collaborations with an established and fresh design talent, Mater combines exclusive high-end furniture and lighting that support people, local craft traditions and the environment. During Clerkenwell Design Week 2018, Mater will open their second showroom and concept store in the heart of Clerkenwell.

A Pop-Up Shop for design enthusiasts pops up for CDW2018, curated by The Creative Edit and Creative Clerkenwell. Featuring independent designers, UK makers and local creatives, they’re bringing great work out of the studio to CDW’s conscious consumers.

Design Studio Timorous Beasties will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of its collaboration with Brintons Carpets. A specially built pavilion in St John’s Square, designed by Mark Shaw of Shaw Architects, will showcase a new collection of carpets inspired by nature, unveiled for the first time during CDW. 7

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The Arper Bloggers Lounge For the third year running Arper is delighted to be a showroom partner at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018, and to host the official digital hub of the Festival: the Arper Bloggers Lounge.

A programme of events in collaboration with design influencers will activate the Lounge, offering bloggers inspiring insights and exciting networking opportunities.

CDW invites bloggers and digital media to enjoy the Lounge as their home office during the festival, and to experience Arper’s fresh and dynamic personality first-hand.

Furthermore, visitors to the Arper showroom will also have the opportunity to discover Arper’s 2018 new collections, presented for the first time to the UK market, following their launch at Milan Design Week.

The Arper Bloggers Lounge is the place to pause, work, share, and connect. Free Wi-Fi and refreshments will be available throughout the three days.

Open Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm Arper, 11 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5PA #ArperBloggersLounge


Top Ten Product Launches Bert Frank Fabric Nightclub, 77A Charterhouse Street, EC1M

Benchmark British Collection, Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0EA

The new Lizak range juxtaposes cylindrical glass shades with opalescent globes on linear brass arms. The floor lamp version is grounded with a solid marble base in either black or white.

Building on the success of GLEDA, a collaboration with Space Copenhagen launched last year, Benchmark have worked with the design duo again to create the new GLEDA Dining Chair and GLEDA Lounge Tables.

Nathan Furniture x John & Sylvia Reid collection British Collection, Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0EA

The John and Sylvia S-Range, which is being re-issued by Nathan Furniture, will feature 13 pieces from the original collection created for Stag in the 1960s all of which remain classics sought-after by fans of modernist design.

The Windsor Collection, John Eadon Platform, House of Detention, 12 Sans Walk, EC1R 0AS

Calligaris Design Fields, Spa Fields, Northampton Road, EC1R 0DF


John Eadon will show his latest MIMA collection, which draws on the influences and techniques of Windsor chair making, re-interpreting them to create new classic pieces. Platform at CDW 2018 sees the launch of TRELLIS, the new freestanding modular shelving and room divider design.

Calligaris will showcase a series of its newest contract pieces. The furniture on show includes the Coco Chair, inspired by 1950s design with an elegant silhouette and simple metal structure, luxuriously upholstered with padded fabrics or leathers.

GRILLO Design Fields, Spa Fields, Northampton Road, EC1R 0DF

Grillo will be showcasing beautiful outdoor cooking and entertaining areas that will bring priceless atmosphere to any workplace, social spaces, and homes.

deVOL British Collection, Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0EA

British furniture company deVOL will be welcoming visitors to their townhouse showroom to discover the brand new Sebastian Cox Kitchen display.

Marc Wood Studio Fabric Nightclub, 77A Charterhouse Street, EC1M

Elite 81-87 St John Street, EC1M 4NQ

Tacchini Design Fields, Spa Fields, Northampton Road, EC1R 0DF

Marc Wood Studio will be presenting its debut lighting collection, Pleated Crystal, which comprises of ceiling pendants, a side light and a floor standing lamp. Handmade in Bohemia and London, the collection draws upon Marc’s love for Czech artisan glass work and British engineered detailing.

Elite, the contemporary office furniture brand, will be showcasing their latest products which include the Sit-Stand desk, highlighting the changes taking place within the working environment.

Leading Italian furniture brand Tacchini will be showcasing Memory Lane designed by Christophe Pillet. The chair is timeless, universal, and radically simplified in its design with a slender metal structure and sophisticated topstitched upholstery. 13

CDW Presents Every year Clerkenwell Design Week presents new design projects and street spectacles, commissioned specially for the festival and featured prominently around Clerkenwell.

Behind Closed Doors by Hakwood Hakwood will collaborate with Shape London this year to deliver an exciting, interactive installation at Clerkenwell Design Week named ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ Hakwood’s ‘Behind Closed Doors’ will be a 3.2m high installation designed and fabricated by Shape London. It will be a streetscape that draws inspiration from the Dutch home of Hakwood, as well as Shape’s south-east London Design Studio. Spa Fields, Northampton Road

Brintons Presents Craigend Collection by Timorous Beasties Expert carpet manufacturer Brintons launches the new Craigend Collection, designed by long-term collaborators Timorous Beasties at Clerkenwell Design Week, in a pop-up installation taking over St John’s Square. Famous for their outstanding diversity of pattern, Scottish design duo Timorous Beasties presents Craigend, their third collection with Brintons. St John’s Square

Pipe Line Pipe Line is a new approach to street furniture: designed to prove that the objects that line our city’s streets can be exciting and engaging as well as functional. The pieces exhibited at Clerkenwell Design Week include bike racks and benches. All of the objects are formed from a single continuous curved line of steel tube which appears to exit the ground, twist into the shape of the object and re-enter the ground. Spa Fields, Northampton Road | 116 Clerkenwell Road 14

Garden of St James, St James Walk | Goswell Road

Royal Approval CDW are proud to present an installation created by Kinetech Design in collaboration with Amari Interiors and Timberfusion. St John’s Gate saw the first performances of some of Shakespeare’s most famous works, including Twelth Night, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Macbeth. Kinetech Design have drawn on the history of the arch and showcase their strong kiri-origami style, in a structure that mirrors an Elizabethan ruff. St John’s Gate

Next Generation Design Pavilion For the third consecutive year, Scale Rule will be giving St. James’ Churchyard a new focal point by realising a pavilion design conceived by GCSE students from around London. This year’s winning concept responded to the theme of sustainability by proposing a sensitive metaphor: layers representing the past, present and future will create a kaleidoscopic oculus, inviting visitors to take a moment to direct their eyes up and become more aware of the natural elements around them. Garden of St James, St James Walk

Your Tote Counts Your Tote Counts intends to address the issue of a surplus of tote bags replacing unsustainable plastic bags. A Screen Press installation will be situated outside Farringdon Station, where visitors can bring unwanted totes to be customised with designs created by Chelsea College of Art students giving the bag new life, with proceeds going to Maggie’s. An exhibition at Design Fields will display a collection of favourite tote bags, chosen by a selection of designers and design writers. Garden of St James, St James Walk

Reform Polystyrene is one of the most sustainable materials as it can be endlessly recycled. CDW Content Editor Max Fraser says, “Polystyrene is considered one of the ‘bad’ materials of our time as it can’t be recycled through regular municipal recycling schemes. However, if the material is sent back to the manufacturer, it is 100% recyclable (98% of it is air). So we are commissioning these beacons at CDW with their end-of life destination fully diverted from landfill.” TDO: Clerkenwell Close | STUDIO 8FOLD: St James’ Park | studioDA: Cowcross Street/ Charterhouse Street


Exhibitions Clerkenwell Design Week will showcase seven exhibitions open from 10am - 9pm during the festival. Each exhibition hosts a range of the most exciting designers and brands, from the most prestigious names to new, fresh faced talent emerging into the design scene.

Design Fields Design Fields will showcase leading furniture, lighting and product design from around the world. Alongside some of the most exciting home-grown designer-makers, the show will present a diverse range of the best in international contemporary design.

Spa Fields, Northampton Road

Platform Clerkenwell Design Week returns to the subterranean House of Detention, to introduce Platform, a show that recognises some of the world’s most exciting up-and-coming design talent. Exploiting the venue’s atmospheric architecture, Platform creates a stunning backdrop for a curated collection of international and cutting-edge design.

House of Detention, 12 Sans Walk

Project Set in the beautiful grounds of St James Church, Project brings together a leading selection of contract furniture, lighting and surface brands from around the globe. Launched in 2016, Project’s first outing was so successful it was extended to cover two linked pavilions for Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, and will return for 2018.

Garden of St James, St James Walk 16

Elements Elements at Clerkenwell Design Week brings together a leading selection of ironmongery, hardware, switch plates and architectural accessories. New for 2018, the exhibition will take place within a street-market style pavilion on St John’s Square, becoming a go-to destination for designers looking for the perfect finish.

St John’s Square

British Collection In its third year, British Collection will once again be located in the barrel -roofed Crypt of St James’s Church on Clerkenwell Green. Some of the UK’s most exciting homegrown talent will showcase their latest furniture, lighting and product designs within this unique space.

Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close

Detail Detail at The Order of St. John reflects principles of fine craftsmanship and high glamour, showcasing the best and most prestigious names in the luxury interiors world. Selected brands will feature throughout the venue’s majestic Church, Crypt and Cloister garden.

The Order of St John, St John’s Square

Light New for 2018, Light will take over Fabric nightclub. The former cold-store turned nightclub will host an exhibition dedicated to top international lighting brands within its brick vaults, with spectacular stand-alone lighting installations.

Fabric Nightclub, 77A Charterhouse Street 17

Showrooms Participating showrooms: ABL UK Actiu Alea Office Allermuir Altro Andreu World Arlico Arper Atkinson Group Balma Bene Bisley BOEN Bolon Bona Boss Design Bralco British Ceramic Tile Brunner UK Caffia Coffee Group Camira Cappellini Casala Casca Interiors Ceramiche Caesar Clarke Rendall Studio Colebrook Bosson Saunders Connection Cosentino City London Creatif Davison Highley Deadgood Decca Contract Design Best Design Hub Clerkenwell deVOL Kitchens Dieffebi Dolphin Solutions DOMUS Duraflor Edge Design


Ege Carpets Elite Office Furniture Era Ercol Flokk Forbo Flooring Systems Forma 5 Formetiq Frem Group Frövi Gresham Office Furniture GUIALMI HÅG Hansgrohe The Water Studio HARMONY Havwoods Haworth UK Hitch Mylius Humanscale Icons of Denmark Imagin Lighting Interface Invicta Window Films Isomi James Tobias Kährs Knauf Clerkenwell Koleksiyon Kusch+Co Kvadrat Soft Cells Leyform Lintex Luxy MagScapes Mapei UK Marazzi MARK Product Mater Metalicon Milliken Modus

Morgan Moroso Mosa Muratto Muuto Naughtone Nomique Northern Lights Ocee Design Orangebox Paragon Carpets Parkside Pentagon Tiles RBM Relay Represents RH Saneux Shaw Contract Silverline Sketch Up Sky-Frame Solus Spacestor Spectral Lighting Steelcase Sven Christiansen Tangent Furniture Tarkett Desso The Floor Hub The Gallery The Quadrifoglio Group ThinkingWorks TOTO Ultrafabrics Umbrella & Friends Vantage Spaces VERCO VICALVI Vtec Group Wagstaff Interiors Group Wilkhahn

Integral to the festival are the local resident design showrooms, who partner with Clerkenwell Design Week every year, providing the festival with a stimulating programme of topic-led events including talks, workshops, and product launches. The participating companies include high-end furniture, lighting, kitchen and bathroom brands, and material manufacturers. Pop-up Showrooms Relay Represents is a new design destination for CDW 2018, providing a curated, social, and engaging environment to meet and discuss new design. Their exhibition will be supported by a series of talks and presentations focusing on cutting-edge workplace design, covering acoustics, furniture and lighting. The exhibition will also host UK product launches by Form Us With Love, Folkform, kaschkasch, Formstelle, and Note Design Studio. Porcelain and ceramic tile company Parkside will present two bathroom concepts during CDW in a pop up showroom, designed by WISH London and located within a refurbished 20ft industrial shipping container in St John’s Square with an outdoor deck.

Sky-Frame, the leading international supplier of frameless sliding door systems, will be participating for the first time in CDW. ‘A Piece of Sky’ is SkyFrame’s pop-up design concept created by one of Switzerland’s most soughtafter designers, Stephan Hürlemann. This imaginative installation will be located in Great Sutton Street opposite the Slaughtered Lamb pub. Other pop up showrooms include Colebrook Bosson Saunders and GUIALMI. There are several new showrooms at this year’s CDW 2018, including stylish contract furniture brand Casala, who are opening their new showroom on Sycamore Street and will be showcasing Axa, a combination of a folding chair, barstool and chair. For the company’s 100th anniversary, Casala have announced the Casalino Competition, where architects will be selected to create a unique design on a minature Casalino chair for the chance to win a weekend break to Amsterdam. Ethical design brand Mater will be showing their existing collection plus a new chair by Space Copenhagen. Andreu

World is arriving in Clerkenwell to display products which include collaborations with Jasper Morrison and Patricia Urquiola. Knauf, one of the largest independent building materials manufacturers in the world will also launch their Clerkenwell showroom. Family owned Swedish company Lintex have also just opened a showroom, specialising in writable surfaces and creative screening for offices, educational and public spaces. This year, the much-anticipated opening of Allermuir & Senator International’s stunning new showroom space is the perfect backdrop to their portfolio of beautiful, functional furniture, where they will be showcasing Pailo, the exciting desk range. The Boen Design Hub opens officially during CDW with two VIP lectures hosted by international trend expert Gudy Herder. Solus Ceramics, Casca Interiors, and Arlico will also be participating for the first time.


Fringe Participating exhibitors: Bleeding Art BPD City University London Corinne Hamak Jewellery CULT VISION Emulsion Fora Habit Action Hutchinson & Partners Jestico + Whiles and Porcelanosa Lipton Plant Architects London Metropolitan Archives McCaul Goldsmiths MOO Nirvana CPH x Fedrigoni UK Oriole Partick Lewis Architects Pilbrow & Partners Sharon Drew SimpsonHealth Territory Studio The Creative Edit TUKURI -Japanese Design & Made Unity Zaha Hadid Gallery 20

The CDW Fringe programme offers a multitude of events-from exhibitions and talks, to installations and workshops, as local businesses open their doors to CDW visitors. Continuing Clerkenwell’s rich history of making, EC1 is packed with cutting-edge architects and branding agencies as well as traditional craftspeople. London-based architecture practice Emulsion will be reconnecting visitors with their neighbourhood through an entertaining walking tour with Mr Londoner which dives into both the life-giving spa waters of Clerkenwell and the grim history of Smithfield as a place of execution. Emulsion will also be hosting a spatial meditation session with yoga teacher Natalie Cristal Morrison, to explore how mindful movement and meditation can help connect people more intimately with their environment, enhancing the way they experience and appreciate space. For more historical findings, London Metropolitan Archives will open their archives to uncover London’s lost buildings, in an exhibition of prints and photographs from Baynard Castle to Euston Arch, a surprising record of London from the 1500s to the twentieth century. Oriole, an awardwinning cocktail bar located underneath the historic Smithfield Market, will present a panel discussion on ‘Designing the World’s Best Bars’ with the design

team behind award-winning bars, Oriole and Swift, along with a panel of industry experts. Territory Studio is a creative specialist with a unique approach to motion design, visual effects and digital experiences, blending creativity with technology to realise compelling futurefacing experiences. They will be telling the story of Clerkenwell’s enduring creative spirit, from the past and into the future. MOO, the digital print and design company that has reimagined the business card, will be hosting design duo Patternity for a discussion exploring the power of creative collaboration for a sustainable and innovative world. Nirvana CPH x Fredrigoni UK will showcase ‘Tactility Speaks Paper’, an exhibition exploring paper as a creative tool for sensorial design. Visitors will have the chance to foil papers with a workshop hosted by Foilco. The Creative Edit will be curating a pop up shop for design enthusiasts in collaboration with Creative Clerkenwell during CDW, featuring independent designers, UK makers and local creatives. Three Japanese designers based in London are also exhibiting under the name Tukuro at the Sway gallery during CDW. Kei Tominaga will showcase metal designs, Ikuko Iwamoto will demonstrate the decoration process of her porcelain ceramics, while paper artist Naori Priestly will show visitors how to create modular origami.

Innovative co-working space Fora will be hosting an array of activities throughout CDW. Scottish design duo Timorous Beasties will present Craigend, their third collection with Brintons, in conversation with Emma Cassidy, Head of Creative Design at Brintons. Fora will host a seminar on wellness in the workplace as well as other talks, photography exhibitions, and launches. Habit Action will be hosting a seminar about the science behind creating amazing workspaces, by combining leftbrained researchers and right-brained design artists in order to rehumanise the workplace. City University’s School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering will present the creative work of its students, with a design showcase to celebrate over a century of excellent design at City University. Jewellery designer Corinne Hamak will be showcasing her work during CDW, while McCaul Goldsmiths will be showcasing wax carving and diamond setting techniques instore. Following last year’s installation ‘Bleed’ in Bleeding Heart Yard for Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, Bleeding Heart Group and Hatton Garden BID have teamed up again to commission street artist ATMA (who also directed ‘Bleed’) to produce a one off mural and floor painting entitled ‘Bleeding Art’.


Conversations at Clerkenwell In partnership with Mapei UK, Conversations at Clerkenwell remains an important area to introduce and discuss new products, raise industry issues and network. Those taking part in the 2018 programme include Moroso’s Art Director, Patrizia Moroso, who will give a talk focused around the textile workshop that will be hosted in the Moroso showroom for the duration of the event. Design heavyweights Seymour Powell will explore hospitality design, including their work in bringing Chef Heston Blumenthal’s ideas to life in a session called ‘The Magic of Hospitality’ while creative specialists,


Territory Studio will take part in a panel discussion entitled ’Future Cities.’ The session will include a behind the scenes look at the studio’s work on visualising the future - whether for cinema, games, or entrepreneurs - with a glimpse into how Clerkenwell may look in 2049. Talks will be held in a purpose built pavilion designed by Harper Downey. Talks are ticketed at £5.

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History of Clerkenwell Clerkenwell is an area of London that is rich in heritage, much of which is still visable today, from a Carthusian priory to a 16th century archway. Originally adopting its name from Clerks’ Well in Farringdon Lane, Clerkenwell has always been a centre for entertainment - the Middle Ages saw sacred plays performed by clerics in front of Clerks’ Well. The Well can still be visited today and is incorporated into a 1980s building named Well Court. The 17th century saw the area grow into a fashionable district, with notable residents including Oliver Cromwell. The Duke of Northumberland and other aristocrats flocked to the area, drawn by its theatres, tea gardens, and spas. Home to the famous ‘gin craze’, the 1700s saw the people of Clerkenwell distilling their own gin at home to avoid the alcohol tax put in place in free houses. The quality of gin was poor and would often be flavoured with turpentine. It was here that Alexander Gordon, the founder of Gordon’s Dry London Gin, opened his first distillery in 1769, followed by other distilleries such as Tanqueray, Nicholson’s, Booth’s and Langdales’s, who clustered together to take advantage of Clerkenwell’s natural springs. Clerkenwell, the suburb beyond the confines of the London Wall, has had

a colourful past with its infamous reputation for brothel-keeping, and was described in Sugden’s Topographical Dictionary as ‘the most disreputable street in London, a haunt of thieves and loose women’. It was also home to the Middlesex House of Detention, built on the site of two earlier prisons: the Clerkenwell Bridewell for convicted prisoners, and the New Prison for those awaiting trial. The Bridewell closed in 1794 and its functions were taken over by the Coldbath Fields Prison at Mount Pleasant. The New Prison was rebuilt in 1818 and in 1847, its name was changed to the House of Detention – a space not generally open to the public. This venue will host Clerkenwell Design Week’s Platform, a show that recognises some of the world’s most exciting upand-coming design talent. Exploiting the venue’s atmospheric architecture, Platform creates a stunning backdrop for a curated collection of international and cutting-edge design.

decline and many of its industries fell apart, though a general revival and gentrification process began in the 1980s. Today, Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses, showrooms and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design districts in the world. The fashionable North London hotspot is equipped with many delights: lively Exmouth Market, hip cafes, and indie boutiques, providing a bustling neighbourhood for its young professional residents.

The Industrial Revolution changed the area greatly. It became a centre for breweries, distilleries and the printing industry, gaining a reputation for creative and independent craft shops – which is largely what it is still known for now. After the Second World War, Clerkenwell suffered from industrial



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Tue-Fri, 12am-11.30pm; Sat-Mon, times vary

Mon-Thu, 8am-11pm Sat, 9am-12am

47-48 St John’s Square

69–73, St John Street

63 Clerkenwell Road

020 7553 9210

020 7014 8070

020 3862 0750

Dinner Menu offer – 3 courses and a glass of wine for £24 from 6pm


Iberica Farringdon

Granger & Co

Apres Food Co

Ibérica brings authentic Spanish cuisine to London. Enjoy tapas in the relaxed interior before popping next door to Ibérica’s deli to buy cured meats.

Every Bill Granger restaurant reflects the spirit they like to think of as ‘Australian’: sunny, easy-going, and generous. It is the perfect brunch spot to start the day before heading to CDW.

Apres Food Co offers food that is homemade, 80% organic and completely free from gluten and refined sugar. A bright and tranquil environment, it is a haven for an early morning meeting.

Mon-Sat, 11.30am-11pm Sun, 11.30am-4am

Mon-Fri, 8am-11pm; Sat, 9am11pm; Sun, 10am-6am

Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm Sat, 10am-2pm

89 Turnmill Street

Clerkenwell Green, 50 Sekforde Street

72 St. John Street

0207 148 1285

020 7251 9032

0207 6868 888

Free glass of cava

20% off booked tables

20% off all food

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Wedge Issue Pizza & Beer

Counter Kitchen


Wedge Issue Pizza & Beer was born in 2015, inspired by the laid-back vibe of the pizza and craft beer rooms of the Pacific West Coast. They have a great range of veggie and vegan pizzas.

Counter Kitchen is a vibrant, all-day eatery that emphasises conscious cooking for mindful foodies, with a focus on nutrient rich ingredients and punchy flavours.

Blackhouse focuses on no nonsense food; specialising in wholesome ingredients, mixing distinctive textures and flavours and offering a mix of innovative dishes with comfortable favourites.

Mon-Wed, 12pm-10pm; Thu-Fri, 12pm-11pm; Sat, 5pm-10pm

Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Mon-Sat, 12am-11pm

91-95 Clerkenwell

63 Goswell Road

2-3 West Smithfield

020 7242 3246

020 3441 9562

020 7246 0900

Pizza and a pint for £9

10% off bill

30% off bill

Coin Laundry

The Artisan of Clerkenwell


Coin Laundry has a relaxed approach to eating and socialising – whether you’re popping in for a drink, having a bite to eat, or playing Scrabble in the basement.

The Artisan surrounds you in comfort so you can truly relax and unwind. It provides you with a comfortable working lunch, or the perfect lazy afternoon with friends.

Stevie Parle’s 5th restaurant, Palatino, offers Italian food with a focus on the diverse cultural & culinary history of Rome. It’s a spot for a four course Italian feast, or a quick bite to eat.

Sun-Fri, 11am-11pm; Sat, 10am-2am

Wed-Fri, 10pm-9pm; Mon-Tue, 12pm-3pm & 5pm-9pm

Mon-Fri, 12pm-10.30pm

70 Exmouth Market

53 St John’s Square

71 Central Street

020 7833 9000

020 74902 333

020 3481 5300

20% off bill

20% off bill

50% off bill


Coffee & Wifi Hotspots

Caravan Exmouth Market

Good & Proper Tea

Clerkenwell Grind

Caravan is a local favourite, known for its enticing menu, roasted coffee, and lively ambience. It’s the prefect breakfast spot for eggs on toast and piping hot coffee.

Good & Proper Tea showcases an amazing array of teas, you’ll find it hard to just choose one! They pride themselves on brewing the best flavours - treat yourself to a good and proper cup of tea... finally.

Clerkenwell Grind is an all-day and late night restaurant in an old warehouse building in Clerkenwell at 2-4 Old Street. It is a great spot for a catch up coffee or casual lunch meeting.

Mon-Fri, 8am-10.30pm; Sat, 10am-10.30pm; Sun, 10-4pm

Mon-Thur, 8am-6pm; Fri, 8am5pm

Mon-Thu, 8am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 8am2am; Sun, 9am-7pm

11-13 Exmouth Market

96 Leather Lane

2-4 Old St, London

020 7833 8115

020 8088 2740

020 3019 7177 20% off booked tables & a free espresso martini

Goswell Road Coffee


On the Green

An extensive menu of organic coffee and cakes, as well as fresh daily soups, salads and sandwiches. Catering for vegetarians and vegans. They also have a selection of gluten-free snacks.

An independent coffee shop serving bespoke brews in a buzzy open-plan cafe with minimal furnishings. It offers hand-brewed filtered coffee made by expertly trained baristas.

Set inside the spectacular setting of St James’s Church Park, an area steeped in history, On the Green is a green bubble in an industrialist city. Grab a cup of coffee and relax in a calm environment

Mon-Fri, 7.30am-6pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm

Mon-Sun, 8am-4.30pm

160–164 Goswell Road

23-25 Leather Lane

St James’s Church Park

020 7739 7476

020 7242 0467

20% off bill

Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 8am-7pm



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The Bubble Bros

A vibrant bar specialising in in-house infused spirits & cocktails, crafted by a team of mixologists, also serves a wide range of craft beer & ales. To top it off they make awesome pizzas.

The Oriole’s sumptuous space is an oasis of warmth, mystery, and magic where for an evening Londoners and visitors alike can enjoy a glorious sense of disconnection from the outside world.

The Prosecco Van by The Bubble Bros is a three-wheeled Piaggio Ape, lovingly converted into a unique little bar serving their very own on-tap sparkling wine.

Mon-Thu, 12pm-12am; Fri-Sat, 12pm-2am

Tue-Sun, 6pm-2am; Mon, 6pm11pm

10am-1pm for Coffees; 1pm- 9pm for Bubbles

18-20 St John Street

Smithfield Markets

020 7336 6099

020 3457 8099

Design Fields, Spa Fields, Northampton Road

241 cocktails & 20% off food

St Germain Spritz £5

The Dovetail

The Piano Works

The Crown Tavern

The Dovetail serves the finest Belgian beers available and has a rotating stock of other artisan and interesting beer. They also serve traditional Belgian Dishes such as croquettes and waffles.

Live musicians perform songs requested by the audience every night. Write your song requests on a request slip, hand to the human jukebox and let them take you on a musical journey.

This is the ideal spot to enjoy a pint of speciality beer and a plate of carefully sourced, home cooked pub food. Their ‘Apollo Lounge’ was once a renowned concert hall and is available for hire.

Mon-Sat, 12pm-11pm

Mon-Thu, 5pm-1am; Fri, 5pm12am; Sat 12am–12am

Mon-Fri, 12am-11pm

9-10 Jerusalem Passage

113 – 117 Farringdon Road

43 Clerkenwell Green

020 7490 7321

020 7278 1966

020 7253 4973

Platter of croquets & a beer, £20

£5 strawberry mojito

Burger and drink, £11.95


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Invitations Tuesday 22 May

Ultrafabrics, a progressive brand based on a hybrid of American and Japanese expertise, is delighted to invite you to celebrate the grand opening of the very first showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week. Be the first to experience a bold, dynamic and unique space that pushes the boundaries of how fabrics are showcased and used. At Ultrafabrics, the one-of-a-kind performance fabrics combine master-craftsmanship with pioneering technology to offer transformative tactile experiences for consumers across a broad spectrum of industries. Tuesday, 22 May 9am official showroom opening with champagne breakfast Ultrafabrics, 6 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AY Interview opportunity with Ultrafabrics ownership and design firm OEO Studio. Please inquire. RSVP to


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T U E S D AY 2 2 M AY 10.00 – 18.00 HRS






Invitations Tuesday 22 May

AXOR and Disegno cordially invite you to attend a special panel talk



T U E S DAY 2 2 N D M AY 4 : 3 0 – 6 PM Wa t e r S t u d i o , 12 -16 C l e r k e n w e l l R d , L o n d o n E C1M 5 P Q The Water Studio | 12-16 Clerkenwell Road | London | EC1M 5PQ |



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Stellar Works presents Shanghai:Shift installation and previews new London Showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week

New pieces include the Industry, Tripod, and the Bund furniture collections by Neri&Hu, the modular Infinity sofa and ottoman by Space Copenhagen, and reissues of vintage designs by mid-century masters, Jens Risom and Vilhelm Wohlert, alongside an edit of pieces from Stellar Works core collection.

Yuichiro Hori founder & CEO of Stellar Works says: “Stellar Works is delighted to announce the brand’s arrival in London, the design capital of the world. Clerkenwell is synonymous with innovation, creativity and multidisciplinary design and we feel it fitting to set up our first dedicated design showroom here.”

Notes to Editors Stellar Works, the leading global design brand from Shanghai has announced its first UK showroom in the heart of Clerkenwell, London’s design neighbourhood, and will preview it duringreception: ClerkenwellWednesday Design Week May). - 22:00 hrs. Drinks 23 (22-24 May, 18:30

Press preview: Tuesday 22 May, 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.

Stellar Works leading designers as Yabu Stellar Workscollaborates showroomwith address: 99international St. John Street, Londonsuch EC1M 4AS Pushelberg, Space Copenhagen and Neri&Hu to create beautiful collections characterised by Asian sensibility and timeless craft, all proudly Made in Shanghai.

About Stellar Works

For Clerkenwell Design Week 2018, andWorks aheadisofthe the first official opening in Autumn, Stellar Founded by CEO Yuichiro Hori, Stellar leading global contemporary Works presents Shanghai:Shift immersive installationbetween in the raw furniture design brand from Asia. an Established in photographic 2012 as a partnership Hori and and unfinished space. luxury French manufacturers Laval, Stellar Works is based in Shanghai with a global distribution network, offices worldwide, and collaborations with the world’s most respected Shanghai:Shift comprises a series of incorporates large-scale images art directed by Stellar designers. The Stellar Works’ factory a specialised furniture designWorks’ atelier creative directors Neri&Hu and photographed on the streets of Shanghai. The imagery will where traditional craft techniques are preserved within the manufacturing process. be contrasted with a selection of new Stellar Works furniture to create a dynamic and surreal homageNeri&Hu to the cityscape of Shanghai. About


Architects and designers Neri&Hu - Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri – have been creative directors of Stellar Works since 2015. Both members of the Chinese diaspora and based in Shanghai, London and recently Paris, Neri&Hu have brought their aura to the brand thanks to the enlightened vision that they also put into practice every day inside their fast-growing architectural and design projects. They launched their creative direction for Stellar Works with the wooden Cabinet of Curiosities at Rossana Orlandi in April 2015.

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W E D N E S D AY 2 3 M AY 18.30 – 22.00 HRS






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You’re Invited

23.05.2018 Shanghai:Shift Join us for a private drinks reception to preview the raw, unfinished space that will soon become Stellar Works’ new Clerkenwell Showroom, and explore new pieces by Neri&Hu and Space Copenhagen alongside large-scale photography paying homage to Shanghai’s cityscape

18:30 - 22:00hrs Stellar Works Showroom 99 St. John Street London EC1M 4AS

RSVP: #SWxClerkenwell18


Invitations Wednesday 23 May

A XOR AND WGSN cordially invite you to attend an Interiors Trend Report



W E D N E S DAY 2 3 R D M AY 9 : 0 0 – 10 : 3 0A M Wa t e r S t u d i o , 12 -16 C l e r k e n w e l l R d , L o n d o n E C1M 5 P Q The Water Studio | 12-16 Clerkenwell Road | London | EC1M 5PQ |



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Invitations Thursday 24 May

25 YEARS Hansgrohe cordially invites you to at tend The Water Studio Par t y



T H U R S DAY 2 4T H M AY 7: 0 0 – 10 : 0 0 PM Wa t e r S t u d i o , 12 -16 C l e r k e n w e l l R d , L o n d o n E C1M 5 P Q The Water Studio | 12-16 Clerkenwell Road | London | EC1M 5PQ |



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CDW Fact Sheet Key Info

About Clerkenwell

Travel: Farringdon, Barbican and Angel Cost: Free to register via

Clerkenwell is one of the most important design hubs in the world, home to many creative businesses and architects.

Social Info Clerkenwell Design Week: Instagram - @ClerkenwellDesignWeek Facebook - @Clerkenwell.Design.Week Twitter - @CDWfestival #CDW2018

CDW 2017 Statistics • 34,128 visitors attended the festival • In total, 67% of the visitors were architects and designers. • 57,563 business leads in 2017 • Buyers from over 300 major retail brands • Participating showrooms: 90+ • Fringe participants: 25 • Exhibiting companies: 310 • Countries represented [exhibitors]: 25 • Countries represented [visitors]: 73


In the last two decades, Clerkenwell’s unique variety of historic buildings has been transformed into studios, showrooms and workshops, attracting architectural, design and creative practices Part of the Borough of Islington, Clerkenwell is a dynamic area, with a long tradition as a home to creative industries stretching back to the Industrial Revolution, with craft workshops, printmakers, clockmakers and jewellers Today, traditional crafts such as printing and bookbinding still flourish, alongside contemporary designers, independent producers and international brands. Over 80 world-renowned design brands have their showrooms in the area including Arper, Bolon, Bulthaup, Poltrona Frau Group, USM and Vitra to name just a few. Clerkenwell houses more than 200 architectural practices, including BDP, Studio Egret, OMMX, HowarthTompkins and Wilkinson Eyre, among many others

Contacts & Press Info Camron PR

Press info

Judith Fereday

Press office: Bourne & Hollingsworth 42 Northampton Road

Amy Silver Chloe Boucouvalas Bethan Beckett Georgia Hayes

Social Media Team James Hart

Arper Bloggers Lounge: 11 Clerkenwell Road

Press Enquiries Camron PR For enquiries and high-resolution images please contact the Clerkenwell Design Week team at Camron: +44 (0) 20 7420 1700

Sophie Warner

Clerkenwell Design Week Contact the team at: +44 (0)203 225 5200




Camron CDW Pack 2018