As a global design destination, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is set to return this May (23 – 25) with its biggest programme yet, featuring over 600 industry events over three days.

The 12th edition also sees a total of 12 exhibition venues presenting more than 300 design brands and makers – supported by a network of over 130 local showrooms – across the whole of Clerkenwell. Architects and specifiers, interior designers and the general public alike will have the opportunity to experience everything from new furniture and lighting to kitchens and bathrooms, materials and surfaces, decorative accessories, and more.

Among some of the headline names is London-born-and-bred artist and designer Morag Myerscough – who will open the festival’s talks programme, Conversations at Clerkenwell, in Spa Fields on Tuesday 23 May (11:00). She will speak with Bethan Ryder, Editorial Director of WGSN, about her unique approach to transforming places and championing community through joyful installations and artworks.

Meanwhile, on St John’s Square, Myerscough is also responsible for creating the exterior wall of a freestanding installation from leading acoustics specialist, BAUX. Designed by its in-house team along with Form Us With Love, this special exhibition highlights the work of eight students from Scandinavia’s finest architectural institutes. The brief was to explore how buildings of tomorrow can nurture productivity, wellness and creativity, and the students’ design concepts will be presented through scale models and renders at CDW.