I managed to find some time today to catch the last day at Clerkenwell Design week 2013, and I’m so glad I did.
‘After 3 extremely successful years, Clerkenwell Design Week has established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and one of the most acclaimed trade events on the international design calendar, winning Best Festival and Best Cultural Event at the UK Event Awards to attest to its success. Boasting over 60 showrooms, a wealth of creative businesses and more architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet..’
I got there around 4.30. Did a beehive towards the pop up pavilions at Charterhouse sq where I had to sign in, get a tag and a map. It just made me look less of a tourist and more important. Not much there for me, mainly contract commercial materials. Thank god for the guide book with the map inside. I managed to navigate my way to Farmiloe building on st johns st. It’s like a multi storey warehouse space with different sections which showcased many interesting designers from furniture to lighting. I was exhausted after that but forced myself to checkout the house of detention and order of st john. Both smaller venues but very interesting spaces for display. I assume they were the independent designers.
For me, it was a great experience to see all these designers presenting their works in one area. It was easy to spot trends. Neon colours like yellow and orange and different shades of blues were the colour trend. Felt and textured fabrics, wood and some metal. Organic shapes.
Well, here is a collage of my favourites from the exhibition