Clerkenwell is home to scores of world class design showrooms, and Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 will see top brands open their doors for the design savvy and design curious to explore their latest offerings.
Whether you are seeking inspiration or in need of a specific product, the wealth of showrooms in Clerkenwell offers something for everyone; no other part of London has as many showrooms of international design relevance.
These showrooms form the bedrock of Clerkenwell, and throughout Clerkenwell Design Week the spaces offer a window into the best in contemporary manufacturing and design, showcasing the latest products and concepts, for contract, architecture and interior design.
For a more culinary experience, kitchen experts 2 bulthaup Clerkenwell will collaborate with Modern Pantry founder Anna Hansen. They will present signature dishes, making their showroom a must for the foodie design fan.
New showroom BD Design will bring the works of Salvador Dali to life with its handcrafted pieces from Barcelona, launching the new Dali chair in Clerkenwell.
For hands-on craftsmanship, designer Helen Yardley will be demonstrating how her timeless rugs are made at Craft Central, as well as showcasing new collections.
Tom Dixon is launching his first ever contract carpet collection at Clerkenwell Design Wweek in collaboration with ege carpets. The collection is set to be visually stunning; titled ‘Industrial Landscape’; expect familiar London motifs to be transformed into beguiling patterns.
DOMUS will launch Rombini, a new porcelain tile collection from global-leading Italian manufacturer Mutina. Exclusive to DOMUS in the UK, Rombini has been created by French design brothers, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and is their second collection for Mutina, following Pico which was launched in 2012.
Bathroom pioneers TOTO will celebrate their success since 1980 of the ‘washlets’, as well as bring their latest high technology bathroom products from Japan, while West One Bathrooms will showcase new collections from Kohler.
William Knight, Director of Clerkenwell Design Week said, “The showrooms are the backbone of Clerkenwell as a design destination,and what makes the area so compelling for a wide variety of people, from large-scale specifiers to design lovers. This year we are proud to welcome new showrooms to CDW, as well as see established figures in the 5 community.
There is a real push from the showrooms for creative collaborations, engaging talks and workshops, and some fantastic new products debuted at Clerkenwell. This year is set to be the strongest yet.”