With the 6th edition of the Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) kicking off next Tuesday, it is expected to build on the success of its previous five editions. Known for it’s unique approach, CDW offers a wide variety of activities, exhibitions and showrooms set around the world of contemporary design and architecture. The event expects visitors and exhibitors from all corners of the world, showcasing some of the most innovative designs by creatives and manufactures across the historic neighbourhood of Clerkenwell.
With over 60 leading showrooms participating in the CDW, the event will also host four exhibitions: Design Factory, Platform, Detail and Addictions. Decor and Style have compiled a list of 7 hot designers and brands to check out during the 3 day festival
Moroso & David Adjaye
Moroso are returning to the festival this year, and are expected to host a UK preview of its 2015 collections, including its latest Furniture collaboration project with David Adjaye. Moreover, on the opening day (19th of May), Marcus Fairs – founder of Dezeen.com – will be joined by Patrizia Moroso and David Adjaye to explore the designers’ collaboration, and discuss other design topics.
Cassina & Le Corbusier
Cassina is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its LC collection, and commemorate 50 years of Le Corbusierr’s passing). In a re-issue of the original 1960’s collection, the LC50 features designs by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, and will be exhibited at the Poltrona Frau showroom.
Coalesse & Michael Young
Coalesce, which belongs to the Steelcase family, will present their new chair on Wednesday 20th at 4pm, with a work café workshop being held the following day at 4pm. Designed by Michael Young, the Lessthan5_MY chair os made entirely out of carbon fibre, an incredibly strong yet light material, available and adaptable for both indoor and outdoor settings.
Carl Hansen & Son
Carl Hansen & Søn will be opening its first London showroom in Clerkenwell. Located at 16a Bowling Green Land, their showroom is an absolute must visit!
Swiss furniture manufacturers Vitra return do CDW to showcase their recently launched Prouve RAW collection, and it’s latest additions. Teaming up with G Star Raw, their new collection sees a retrospective on the life and works of architect Jean Prouve, in a re-issue of his 1940’s office furniture collection.
Arper are expected to showcase their new pieces launched at the Salone Internatiozionale del Mobile last month, with their new Kinesit chair making a big appearance. The Kinesit is Arper’s first office chair that is completely compliant with regulatory requirements and with its light and minimal design, packs an aesthetic punch too.
Sebastian Cox and Laura Ellen Bacon
Furniture maker Sebastian Cox is known for his use of the ancient technique of coppicing. Teaming up with sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon, the pair designed and developed an installation entitled The Invisible Store of Happiness, in collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council. Described as a unique experiment that challenges the versatility and properties of American Maple and and Cherry, the Invisble Store of Happiness will be debuted at CDW and can be found in the archway of the historic Museum of the Order of St. John.