Clerkenwell design week grows from strength to strength year on year. Due to my Far East adventures last year I missed CDW12 but I was glad to see some familiar faces plus some new designers/brands for 2013.
With only a few spare hours stolen out of my working day I managed to visit the main venues.
First stop the House of Detention an unusual venue an old Victorian prison, below ground level and still pretty foreboding.
Roey Hunt’s Block edition, the wood is sourced from offcuts from tree surgeons.
I thought the stacking and assembly method of these ‘Secco’ stools from Julio Thomas had nice detailing; using cardboard and plywood.
Freyja Sewell ‘Hush’ Pod, a cozy retreat in the damp cells.
Petrona pendant lights from Fred & Juul. I really liked the subtle colour tones created from the layering of the coloured glass; I recommend looking at the photos on their website for the full effect.
A luxurious ‘Rock star’ bar for your single malt, by Buster + Punch.
A close up of the Maurits table also by Fred & Juul, the table top uses reclaimed oak from old wine barrels.
Brilliant vases by Pia Wüstenberg, the glass is so vibrant, and needs to be seen an daylight for its true beauty.
Geometric wrapping paper and textiles by Katy Goutefangea. I would love to receive a pressie wrapped in this!
The ‘Plan Desk’ by James Tattersall the large drawer is A1 so large enough to store A1 architectural prints. I’m a fan of this duck egg blue version.
Then more subterranean design exhibits in The Order of St John. I was wowed by the crypt architecture; which is one of the few remaining Norman buildings in London.
Then the final stop for the day was the main venue for CDW; the Farmiloe Building. Which is worth a visit in itself; its an old Victorian Glasshouse, which is now used for events, photoshoots and filming TV/Movies (like Batman begins).
Since the launch of ‘Series one’ by Another Country continue to produce strong design led products with an attention to detail and materials.
I’m loving the addition of colour to their ranges.
I know I wasn’t the only admirer of the Hive Lights by Dare Studio.
Kelly Chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini. I like the oversized backrest an spindly legs.
Hand woven vases by Gone Rural.
Large hanging pendants by Foscarini.
Small handblown pendant lights by Workhouse.
Oversized Buttons used by Mitab please me.
Then to forget about those aching feet from all that powerwalking around, Campari time at the Icon Magazine Party.