Shared by Clerkenwell Design Week, the event in London will take place during 24th -26th of May. This is the second year CDW organize the design festival and last year was a huge success with 18000 visitors.
This year, there will be 35 showrooms in the area and have two great exhibition venues: a underground prison and Victorian building called Farmiloe building.
Showcasing the latest product and furniture design innovations from over 50 British and international manufacturers – CDW crucially offers the unrivalled opportunity to see many world launches of new furniture and interior accessories. For many companies it’s also the first opportunity to see products that were launched at the Milan furniture fair in April.
We are delighted to announce the return of Clerkenwell Design Week in May 2011… Building on a hugely successful launch, one that exceeded all our wildest expectation, 2011 is already shaping up to be bigger and better. We’re continuing to attract not just huge amounts of interest from the design community, but also from the visiting public who seem to have an unquenchable thirst for design. We look ahead to a busy few months bringing it all together.
Daren Newton, CDW founder
+ Joining the festival is free, if you’d like to pay a visit to the event, you can register at http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/.
+ About The Event: Clerkenwell Design Week
Clerkenwell Design Week is a three-day annual festival celebrating design’s creative richness, its social impact and its power for change. Run in partnership by Media 10 and Mix Media Ltd, the event was established to celebrate Clerkenwell as the heart of the design industry. The 2010 festival proved a huge success attracting over 18,000 registered visitors who flocked to over 150 events.
Clerkenwell has long been regarded as the creative hub of the UK. A stone’s throw from the city, it is home to a plethora of new media agencies, graphic and interactive design studios, more than 200 architectural practices (more per square mile than anywhere else on the planet) and is home to over 60 international design brands.
A Brief History: The name Clerkenwell comes from the Clerks’ Well in Farringdon Lane, where London parish clerks performed mystery plays in the Middle Ages. Since the Industrial Revolution it has housed craft workshops, notably printers, clockmakers and jewellers; printing and bookbinding (conveniently near the Smithfield tanneries) still flourish, as do graphic designers. The 1990s saw a revival of Clerkenwell‘s faded fortunes, when architecture, design and other creative firms flocked to its comparatively cheap but central studio and workshop premises.
+ Gallery of past event, courtesy Clerkenwell Design Week