Clerkenwell Design Week

This entry was posted on 1st June 2011

Last Tuesday saw the start of the Clerkenwell Design Week, a 3-day festival celebrating all in modern design, architecture and creative practices, and best of all it was free to attend. Clerkenwell Design Week was set in the heart of London and this year's festival boasted even more architects and creative people per square metre than last year. It was a great arena for designers to work, and incredibly inspiring. During the festival, there was 60 different showrooms where people were working and creating pieces, as well as exhibiting their own work. There were over 150 events during the festival including “Office Acoustics” from Desso”, “How I built a toaster…from scratch” at Orangebox, and “Spring/Summer 2012 colour trend forecasts” at InterfaceFLOR. These are just a couple of the interesting and inspiring events that you can attend for free whether you’re a designer interested in new technology or need some ideas for the home. Clerkenwell also boasted big names on its books like Lulu Guinness and Nick Munroe, who were asked to create a piece for the festival. Lulu Guinness opted for a giant version of the very popular, pin art office toy. So what did the festival mean to those who are not designers or creative? Well if you are into modern décor or need some ideas to revitalise your home, this was the perfect place to go, you literally get up close and personal with the designers and creators, so you could ask them questions, hear their ideas and rub shoulders with worldwide creative types. There were many incredibly individual pieces that haven’t even reached the public market. It’s one of the most celebrated design festivals in the world, and right in the creative heart of London where designers live and breathe their work. The broad spectrum of events and demonstrations were fantastic as was the various musicians who added to the tremendous atmosphere.

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