Returning to London’s creative hub for the sixth year, Clerkenwell Design Week will run 19 -21 May 2015. Renowned for inventive habitation of the area’s historic buildings, over 30,000 visitors attended the event last year, which Show Director William Knight describes as ‘a true celebration of this exceptional and dynamic part of London.’
Platform, at the atmospheric House of Detention, is the place to head to spot up-and-coming design talent. The ‘Pren’ Collection of woven wood lighting by Louise Tucker will launch here, and Malimali will showcase their range of organic cottons dyed using the ancient west African Bogolan mud-resist technique.
Additions in the Crypt on the Green at St. James church returns for the second time and will feature textiles from Kit Miles, Iona Crawford, N and N, Pappelina and Clivework. Detail in the Priory Church of the Order of St. John will welcome back Loophouse, Lewis & Wood, Tania Johnson Design, GP & J Baker, CC Milano and Mulberry Home to the high-end luxury interior set. The impressive Farmiloe Building plays host to the Design Factory featuring international contemporary interiors brands across four floors.
Product launches will come from Bolon, who will unveil the latest flooring collection ‘Flow’, inspired by the ‘timeless mystery of the ocean’, and their continuing collaboration with Missoni. The Landscape Collection by Hayley Barrett for Camira formulates fashion plaid patterns for furnishing.
Kidderminster carpet brand Brintons will host a series of four events at their Clerkenwell showroom, including the RIBA Accredited CPD Presentation on Designing for Woven Axminster Carpets and Talib Choudhry, Interiors Editor for the Telegraph Magazine in conversation with Brinton’s archivist, Yvonne Smith. Desso celebrate the 5-year anniversary of their ‘AirMaster’ dust capturing carpet tile with a back-to-back programme of events at their showroom that promises to explore happiness, mindfulness and wellbeing. Milliken’s newly expanded and re-designed showroom space will be completed just in time for CDW 2015.