Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) returns 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. Visitors can 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.”

He adds, “This year, we’re excited to showcase an unprecedented number of participating brands, reflecting strong demand from both home and overseas. In response, we’re expanding our exhibition and installation spaces, including the newly revamped, pedestrian-friendly Clerkenwell Green. Anticipation is high for what’s in store, from diverse brands and showrooms to exciting partners, features and special events. Stay tuned for our programme announcement in February.”

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

This year also sees British Collection double its size taking over the entire crypt of St James’s Church, including the Tom Dixon-furnished vestry, which will also host the popular ICON Talks series. Meanwhile, other returning venues housing an array of product-focused exhibitions comprise:

  • Design Fields – home to contemporary furniture with an international focus, including over 35 Italian furniture and decorative brands;
  • Light – home to global lighting companies and installations with more brands participating this year, as well as Darc’s curated talks;
  • Project – home to contract furniture and surface design;
  • Elements – home to architectural hardware and finishes;
  • Detail – home to luxury interiors;
  • Platform – home to emerging design talent and brands;
  • Ceramics of Italy – home to Italian ceramic and porcelain tile brands; and
  • Old Sessions House – atmospheric home to brand activations and presentations, as well as the festival hub offering CDW visitors free access between 21 – 23 May.

Together, these unique exhibition venues will present over 300 design brands and new talent, covering furniture, lighting, textiles, surfaces, home accessories and product design. Confirmed participants include SCP, Benchmark, Ercol, Another Country, Fora Form, Umage, Lammhults, Blå Station, Ethimo, Origin, Ultrafabrics, Romo, Granite and Smoke, Schotten and Hansen, Very Good and Proper, Dare Studio, Pooky Lighting and Lladró. Click here for the latest exhibitor list.

Local showroom partners, totalling over 160 established names (see full list), will host an extensive programme of product launches, talks and workshops, including Fritz Hansen, Mater, Modus, Norr11, Flokk, Arper, Allermuir, Lintex, Cosentino, Ideal Standard, VitrA Bathrooms, Modulyss, Camira Fabrics, Tarkett, Iris Ceramica, Domus Tiles and Parkside.

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