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The Ultimate Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week is back from 23-25 May 2023 showcasing over 600 events making it the biggest edition to date.

Taking place across the whole of Clerkenwell, a neighbourhood renowned for its high concentration of architects and designers, the festival is set to offer its biggest programme yet.

Ziba Homes Emerald Envy malachite console

The 12th edition of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) sees a total of 11 exhibition venues presenting more than 300 design brands and makers, supported by a network of over 130 local showrooms hosting a range of product launches, workshops and talks. Over the three days, architects and specifiers, and interior designers alike will have the opportunity to explore everything from new furniture and lighting to kitchens and bathrooms, materials and surfaces, decorative accessories, and more.

Curiousa Wave Chandelier

“We’re thrilled to be back with an even bigger line-up, including some of the most exciting names from the industry,” says Marlon Cera-Marle, Design Division Director of Media 10. “From major installations to fresh new talent and product innovation, we very much look forward to bringing an abundance of creativity and world-class content to the heart of Clerkenwell this May.”


Among some of the festival’s headline names is London-born-and-bred artist and designer Morag Myerscough – who will open the talks programme, Conversations at Clerkenwell, in Spa Fields on 23 May, and also create the exterior feature wall of a freestanding installation from leading acoustics specialist, BAUX, on St John’s Square.

Old Sessions House

Known for his heirloom furniture produced from a nature-first perspective, British designer Sebastian Cox will showcase his first lounge chair made in British-grown wood and upholstered in entirely natural, sustainable and non-toxic materials. Meanwhile, Ziba Homes – founded by Mitali Bansal and Ria Chhabra – will launch three new pieces of exquisite furniture, including its Emerald Envy malachite console combined with ash wood and wicker.

Morag Myerscough

Derbyshire-based, hand-blown glass lighting specialist Curiousa will present its new Wave chandelier featuring five hand-formed glass vessels threaded onto beams of light; while Chelsom, new to CDW, is set to unveil its brand-new collection, Edition 28, following its 75th anniversary last year.


St John Street-based RAK Ceramics will display a whole host of new surfaces, brassware and sanitaryware during the festival; from its latest bathroom collection, RAK-Valet by Patrick Norguet, to CookingRAK, a one-of-a-kind hidden induction cooking system designed to create a multifunctional kitchen space for everyday use.

In the studio and workshop of Sebastian Cox photographed by Alun Callender

While Brionvega will demo its Art Products – including Radiofonografo, the combined radio and record player by the Castiglioni brothers – at Old Sessions House, SolidNature has commissioned its neighbouring architecture studio, OLJ Designs, to reimagine its Charterhouse Square showroom to house the art bathroom of Pink Pale Hue Onyx by Sabine Marcelis.

Ultrafabrics x Pantone | Photo jformento | Styling Olly Mason

Leading producer of high-quality performance fabrics, Ultrafabrics celebrates its Colour of the Year collaboration with PANTONE, which sees the unveiling of custom palettes and refreshes of the brand’s Uf Select Montage and Brisa collections during the festival. Meanwhile, a series of talks and workshops focusing on sustainability and the role of AI will take place in the Modulyss showroom on Clerkenwell Road.

The 12th edition of Clerkenwell Design Week takes place across EC1, London from 23 – 25 May 2023.

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