Running from 23rd-25th May, CDW2017 will use the same brand new layout as last year’s successful event, which saw a complete remodelling of the three-day festival. This was a big move away from the centralised hub at the Farmiloe Building as it went under redevelopment. Instead there was a new, more sprinkled-out format, with activities and exhibitions spread from the north to the south of Clerkenwell – from Spa Fields, to Farringdon. And this year’s event will be organised in the same way.
Photo by Sophie Mutevelian
As ever, the seven exhibition spaces will be diverse and playful, hosting a range of exciting shows. The Design Fields event, based at Spa Fields park, will feature leading furniture, lighting and product design from around the world. Icon Magazine takes over Fabric nightclub with Icon House of Culture, with a curated selection of top international design brands.Former prison the House of Detention will host Platform, showcasing some of the world’s most exciting up-and-coming design talent. And at St James Church you’ll find Project – a leading selection of international contract furniture, lighting and surface brands. You can find the full list of exhibitions on the Clerkenwell Design Week website.
Clerkenwell is a world design hub, home to more architects, and creative businesses per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. This is celebrated with an annual festival, an annual showcase of UK and international brands and companies, with innovative exhibitions, inspiring installations and big-name talks.
In case you missed it, here’s what happened at last year’s event.