Clerkenwell Design Week 2013
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Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Dezeen promotion: exhibitors have been announced for this year's Clerkenwell Design Week, taking place from 21 to 23 May in London.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: work by Mischer'Traxler at Clerkenwell Design Week 2012
Top: showroom of CDS tiles, confirmed to exhibit at Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

For it's fourth outing, the annual event will see companies such as Vitra, Knoll and Magis open their showrooms to visitors, with many more architecture and design firms due to exhibit around the central London district.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: Knot Pendant Lamp by Vitamin

Arper, Plumen and Foscarini are among the new brands confirmed to exhibit this year.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: Azulej tiles by Patricia Urquiola for Domus

Exhibition locations include the former merchant's warehouse Farmiloe building, the crypt at the Priory of the Order of St John and a subterranean Victorian prison named the House of Detention.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: Tiny Travelling Theatre by Aberrant Architecture at Clerkenwell Design Week 2012, image by Jim Stephenson

The three day event will also include a series of talks and debates involving designers Patricia Urquiola and the Bouroullec brothers, plus writers and critics Tom Dyckhoff and Dezeen columnist Sam Jacob.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: Tiny Travelling Theatre by Aberrant Architecture at Clerkenwell Design Week 2012, image by Jim Stephenson

Dezeen is media partner for Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 and we'll be releasing details of our involvement soon. We filmed a series of movies at last year's event - see all our 2012 coverage here.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: exhibition space in the Farmiloe building, image by Jim Stephenson

Registration to attend is free and you can sign up here. For more information, a full list of exhibitors and event programme visit the Clerkenwell Design Week website.

Here is some more information from the organisers:


The fourth annual Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) will welcome over 150 designers and manufacturers from Britain and across the globe, as they showcase their latest designs against the extraordinary backdrop of historic Clerkenwell. With an enhanced format including increased exhibition spaces, an array of curated projects and a rolling programme of talks and seminars from leading design experts, the three-day festival is firmly established as one of the most influential and innovative events on the international design calendar.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: exhibition space in the House of Detention, image by Jim Stephenson

In addition to the fifty-strong community of furniture showrooms, CDW’s exhibition venues represent centuries of the area’s history. The Farmiloe Building, a former Victorian merchants warehouse, will play host to high-profile international brands; The House of Detention, a subterranean Victorian prison, will form the festival’s hotspot for new designers, and the 12th century crypt and charming garden of the Priory of the Order of St John, will act as the hub for interior decoration trends. For 2013 ‘Covered at Charterhouse Square’ will also be launched- a pop-up venue in one of Clerkenwell’s many open spaces showcasing surfaces brands for the resident A&D community.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: installation by Draisci Studio at Clerkenwell Design Week 2012

2013 sees a huge number of brands returning to the festival including Vitra, Knoll, Boss, Domus Tiles, Deadgood, Dare Studio, Jennifer Newman, Muuto, Magis, Zanotta, Johnson Tiles, Dezeen and many more. The event also witnesses a vast number of newcomers as more and more brands take residence in Clerkenwell realizing its importance as a key creative hub in the UK and Clerkenwell Design Week as one of the most important events on the design calendar. Newcomers to the festival include: Arper, Brintons, Royal Mosa, Foscarini, Vitamin, Holloways of Ludlow, Se London, Plumen, Sharon Marston, CDS Tiles….the list goes on.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: Jaguar clay car modelling at the Farmiloe building during Clerkenwell Design Week 2012

Talks, debates and parties will take place across the festival with renowned names including Tom Dyckhoff, Patricia Urquiola, The Bouroullec Brothers, Martin Ballendat, Christophe Egret, Shin Azumi, Kirsten Zumstein, Sam Jacob, Sam Hecht and Sarah Ochioka speaking at various events, with more to be announced.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: Ronon Bouroullec talk at Domus during Clerkenwell Design Week 2012

Each year CDW commissions and works with various design and architecture studios to create one off installations for the event. This year they will be working with Assemble Studio, Design Exquis, Mobile Studio, Architecture for Humanity and Lubna Chowdhary with more to be announced. The headline sponsor Jaguar, will this year be working on a top secret competition with the RCA with more to be announced soon.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Above: entrance to the Farmiloe Building

Register for free entry by clicking here.

www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com