Among the collaborations establish by Clerkenwell Design Week, the one with Andrew Baughen – Vicar of St James’ Church – could be consider eccentric. The location becomes creative hub until the 26th of May and attracts numerous visitors for its unique context.
Additions, Project and British Collection are teh three events display within the 18th-century space, located among the park, the main area and the crypt.
Within this unique space are exhibited the creations of some of the UK’s homegrown talents; Waterloo-based Hand & Eye Studio will show their elegant innovations in extruded terracotta lamps for the first time, while Clerkenwell based Jennifer Newman Studio shows the simple solutions for indoor, and outdoor, furniture with an industrial aesthetic. Contemporary furniture designer Liam Treanor will show alongside James Burleigh, Ocee Design and The Workshop, by Minale + Mann, all promising to show the best of British design. Very Good & Proper will debut the new VG&P Dowel Table, as well as showing Rail and the new Wedge Shelf, both designed by Felix de Pass.
In the main space a large Curve chandelier by Tom Dixon, part of the installation The Church that includes also Flax Oil – a series of three pendant lights inspired by the sharp and functional geometry of chemical laboratory glassware – and Fade, a blow moulded polycarbonate light cannon with teardrop shapes.
Also set in the enchanting Garden of St James, Additions is the place to discover small pieces perfect for the home, from candleholders to tableware. Over 30 exhibitors will show their best and new pieces. Clavering launches contemporary designs for fine bone china, all made in Stoke-on-Trent. Monica Bispo brings her ceramic pieces that fuse innovation with craftsmanship, created in her studio in Milan, Nicola Suckling shows her hand-painted ceramics collection, and Taz Pollard shows bright contemporary vessels and planters.