This year was my first time attending Clerkenwell Design Week, and actually, my first time visiting Clerkenwell. I’ve been out of the loop for the past few years (actually about 6 years) when it comes to design events as I’ve been busy raising tiny humans. So I was pretty excited to get to Clerkenwell this year.
You may have read my first post about my day at the flagship Duravit showroom. But the following day, I had a chance to wander around Clerkenwell exploring a multitude of showrooms and pop up exhibitions in the hope of discovering new designers, new brands and new products.
There were, of course, some highlights for me and I would like to share them with you. I have produced a short video of my day so that you can see exactly what I got up to.
I didn’t manage to get round everything obviously as it’s such a huge event with more than 200 brands exhibiting across the seven venues and 100+ showrooms. But I did make it to six out of the seven exhibitions and I stopped by a few pop-up events and managed to get to a fair few showrooms.
One of the things that really stood out to me as a highlight was the Solus Ceramics showroom because they had a great selection of 3D tiles on show.
I also really liked looking around the Domus showroom. I’m a big fan of Domus and I’ve always loved the way that they supply the most exciting, out of the ordinary ranges of tiles that really make a statement. As an added extra there was an immersive and colour-focused lighting installation by artist Liz West, that took over the basement of the showroom.
Elements was probably my favourite exhibition as I have discovered a real interest in door hardware recently. Seriously, there are some really sexy door handles around right now. And also brassware. Now that industrial style has made its way into the bathroom, taps have come massively onto my radar.
But probably my favourite experience of the day was popping into Relay Represents by Relay Design Agency. The pop-up featured Relay’s clients +Halle, Baux, Mitab, Örsjö and Zeitraum.
So that was my trip to Clerkenwell Design Week. Did you go this year? And if so what was your favourite find? Did you see anything amazing that I missed?