Clerkenwell: 15 years of projects

Over 600 events in more than 12 spectacular venues and 160 showrooms. Rendezvous in London with Clerkenwell Design Week, a far-reaching event involving industry insiders and an entire neighborhood

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Clerkenwell Design Week will make a return to London from 21 – 23 May 2024, marking its 15th year as a global design festival. Building upon its record-breaking 2023 edition, which drew over 37,000 visitors, the upcoming event is set to elevate the experience with new venues, expanded exhibition spaces, thought-provoking installations and a stronger-than-ever line-up of both British and international brands. Expect more than 600 curated events spread throughout the EC1 neighbourhood, complemented by a robust network of over 160 local design showrooms and 300 exhibitors across 12+ venues. “We’re thrilled to return this May with Clerkenwell Design Week,” says Marlon Cera-Marle, Design Division Director of Media 10 which organises the annual design festival. “As one of the most attended specification events in the A&D calendar, it also serves as an important platform to discover new talent and ideas.”

The 2024 festival welcomes three new exhibition venues, including Contract and Work on Clerkenwell Green and a pop-up space at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, both showcasing the latest designs for commercial and workplace interiors, and The Edit in Bourne & Hollingsworth, featuring some of the world’s leading contemporary design brands.

In addition to the exhibitions and showrooms, various unique destinations across Clerkenwell – including Paxton Locher House (which will host a selection of Danish design brands), Brewhouse Yard, Cowcross Yards (which will present the best of Ukrainian designs), and Marx Memorial Library (participating for the first time) – will be transformed by a curated selection of international brands and trade institutions.

Conversations at Clerkenwell, a schedule of daily talks exploring industry topics, will return – curated by brand consultant Katie Richardson. These talks will be hosted in a purpose-built theatre in Spa Fields, featuring expert speakers from the design, architecture and business sectors.

Meanwhile, hosted in a temporary structure next to Design Fields, Design Meets will feature representatives and speakers from trade bodies and associations, engaging in a series of intimate, industry-led talks.

Clerkenwell Design Week.
Photograph by Sam Frost…©2023…