This year’s edition of Clerkenwell Design Week (23-25th May 2023) will see a plethora of design secrets revealed at the festival’s dedicated talks programme: ‘Conversations at Clerkenwell’. The jam-packed schedule of eighteen talks across the three days is always a big attraction at the UK’s leading design festival.

The programme will open with Designer and Artist Morag Myerscough and highlights include: Soho Home’s Design Director James Patmore and Soho House’s interior designer Domhnall Nolan; British/Canadian designer Philippe Malouin; Design Council CEO Minnie Moll; Note Design Studio; Pantone; Doshi Levien’s Nipa Doshi and Pentagram’s Experience and Sound designer Yuri Suzuki.

Themes that will be explored include: ​ The meaning of ‘taste’, sound design, colour trends for 2024, defining Scandinavian design, communicating design circularity, diversity in design, Maximalism, and the future of wellness within the hospitality sector. The role design and designers play in the climate emergency will be explored throughout the programme and a ‘Sustainable Living’ series will see one talk each day dedicated specifically to the topic. ‘Conversations at Clerkenwell’ is curated by Brand Consultant Katie Richardson, will be housed in an AirClad structure and sponsored by RAK ceramics.

Throughout CDW there are hundreds of other talks, events and installations to explore ​ in showrooms and spaces all over EC1.