Features by Diane Larner founder and editor of Bathroom Review & Kitchens Review.
Diane Larner launched both titles over 12 years ago and has been writing about the bathroom and kitchen interior design industry ever since, publishing regular features across the two sectors.

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is a London-based free design festival that returned for its 13th edition in the EC1 neighbourhood. Organisers marked a record-breaking 20% increase in pre-registrations compared to 2023. The international design festival featured over 600 curated events, supported by more than 160 local showrooms and 300 exhibitors across 12+ venues.

At the event, architects, specifiers, interior designers, and the general public were invited to explore a diverse range of innovative furniture and lighting products, as well as the latest in kitchen and bathroom designs. Additionally, unique materials, decorative accessories, and more were showcased, providing something for everyone with an interest in contemporary design

Diane Larner attended the event and collated six inspirational bathroom highlights from the show.

SIX T O P   P I C K S   from CDW 2024


Iris Ceramica showcases Bottega D’arte project

Bottega d’Arte combines traditional techniques with modern aesthetics, offering a refined solution for contemporary interiors.


RAK-Ingot luxury washbasins: redefining bathroom elegance

RAK Ceramics launched the RAK-Ingot washbasins, offering a touch of elegance to bathrooms.

GRAFF Designs introduces two new collections

GRAFF Designs showcased its latest innovations at CDW 2024, unveiling two exquisite collections: the Wellness Shower Collection and the innovative Sensor Taps.


Duravit showcases Aurena Vanity Units

Architect and designer Antonio Citterio’s Aurena bathroom range for Duravit was showcased at CDW this year.


Living La Dolce Vita – Ideal Standard’s new range celebrates all things Italian

The new range has been designed by chief design officer Roberto Palomba and has been inspired by its famous namesake expression – the sweet life.

VitrA 100% Recycled Washbasin kbb 2024

VitrA introduces the world’s first 100% recycled ceramic washbasin

Made using broken and discarded ceramics, along with other waste materials, VitrA’s ceramic washbasin was on display at CDW 2024.

Jedd Barry

Jedd Barry, head of marketing & design

This year’s Clerkenwell Design Week was a highly memorable and successful edition. Thousands of architects and designers braved the rain on the opening two days to explore more exhibition venues, more showrooms, more installations and brand activations dotted around the historic area than ever before. Despite the rain, visitor numbers increased by 3% and feedback from both visitors and brands involved has been overwhelmingly positive, which drives our ambition to continue growing CDW in 2025 and beyond. 

We’d like to thank all stakeholders involved in making CDW what it is and helping to cement its position as the UK’s leading design festival. The A&D community come together to deliver three days of inspiring design-led content and for that I am thrilled. 

Ben Bryden, sales and marketing director, RAK Ceramics UK

Clerkenwell Design Week never disappoints. This year’s event was as bustling as ever and it’s become a highlight of the RAK Ceramics calendar. From champagne and cocktails to creative workshops and a vibrant Arabian Nights themed closing party, the Design Hub was buzzing with activity throughout the week.

It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase our latest products, of course, but also importantly a time to network and for the design community to come together and feel inspired.

About CDW

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is an annual event held in London’s Clerkenwell district, renowned as a creative hub for design professionals. The festival typically spans several days and encompasses various exhibitions, installations, talks, and workshops across multiple venues.

CDW attracts architects, interior designers, product designers, manufacturers, and design enthusiasts worldwide, offering a platform to showcase their latest work, exchange ideas, and explore emerging trends in design. With a focus on craftsmanship, innovation and sustainability, CDW celebrates the ingenuity of the design industry whilst fostering collaboration and networking opportunities.

Bathroom Review and Kitchens Review are proud media partners for this event.

CDW will be back 20-22 May 2025