Inspirational furniture at Clerkenwell Design Week

London’s Clerkenwell Design Week will showcase the latest products in contemporary design from Britain and beyond, demonstrating the breadth of creativity that makes CDW such an important part of the London design calendar.

Fred & Juul/ Photo Credit: v2com

Occee Design/ Photo Credit: v2com

H Furniture will launch their WW solid wood and metal chair, sculptural through its combination of wood and 2 wire. Hailing from Bosnia, Artisan bring their The Thor daybed, by New York designer Fahmida Lahm that was launched at IMM. Artisan specializes in the manual production of high quality furniture made from solid wood. Also working in wood, German company Vitamin Design, will bring their sustainable crafted wood pieces to Clerkenwell. 

Platform at the House of Detention will showcase furniture from Baker Street Boys, par avion, and Solid Soul Design, as well as fromReason Season Time, specialists in luxury sustainable furniture and accessories.

Project, one of the new shows within the Garden of St James, will host over 20 leading manufacturers presenting furniture, lighting and contemporary product design. sixteen3 bring their soft seating and breakout furniture for the commercial interiors market, all manufactured in Cheshire. Hand-crafted furniture by Andrew Dominic reflects the elegant practicality of new luxury, with the new Signature Range collection. This promises to be a collection of beautifully made, solid timber furniture.

Danish brand BoConcept contract department, known for solutions for hotels, restaurants, business offices and institutions, will showcase their Imola chair and Milan table. Dutch brand Palau, whose designs span home and office, will present new designs such as the armchair Rama by Arik Levy and modular seating system Corals by Robert Bronwasser. German lighting experts Luctra will launch their new office collections that promise to harness light’s positive effects on well-being in the workplace. 

Brixton based design studio 2MZ will be launching “Pluck”, their new modern kitchen furniture. South London based Liam Treanor will also bring his collections that embody inspiration from sources such as the clean lines and bold forms of mid century architecture, traditional British woodworking, and the soothing aesthetic of Scandinavian modern. Waterloo-based Hand & Eye Studio will show their elegant innovations in extruded terracotta lamps for the first time, andJennifer Newman Studio shows her simple solutions for indoor and outdoor, furniture. Very Good & Proper will debut the new VG&P Dowel Table, as well as showing Rail and the new Wedge Shelf. James Burleigh, Ocee Design and The Workshop, by Minale + Mann will also be representing the best in new British design. 

Furniture pieces from Cornish-based Sebastian Blakeley and Glasgow-based Chris Turner will debut, while Firenze-based Fred & Juul, bring their modern furniture pieces inspired by old techniques, entirely handcrafted by artisans in Tuscany. Also from Italy, family-run Poliform will show the MAD collection by Marcel Wanders, their latest international collaboration.

William Knight, show director of Clerkenwell Design Week, said, “Over the coming weeks more details of exciting new product launches will be coming through. What we can clearly see is an amazing expression of the creativity that will bring Clerkenwell to life in May. The quality of work designers are bringing to the market is exceptional. To see international brands at Clerkenwell Design Week venues – new and old, alongside British talent is really exciting. This year, with the new show layout we hope to attract even more visitors and invite people to come and explore, and be inspired.” 


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Clerkenwell Design Week will run from 24 – 26 May