Clerkenwell Design Week sees London put it’s best design foot forward every year. This year was no exception. The art, design and architecture world descended upon London's beautiful Clerkenwell district to celebrate all that the industry has to offer.
From unique interiors, to products that can transform a room, we have rounded up our personal highlights of the design world’s most talked about event.
Artist Sally Hogarth presents bespoke Kaleidoscope sculptures in collaboration with Karndean Designflooring
We were wowed by the bespoke Kaleidoscope sculptures we saw along the official Clerkenwell Design Week trail. Designed by up-and-coming British artist Sally Hogarth, in collaboration with Karndean Designflooring, the sculptures drew a lot of attention. The five sculptures were crafted in luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and the shapes demonstrated the versatility of this material. The constantly changing geometric patterns were Instagrammed many times over at design week, all with the hashtag #mykaleidoscope. Sally Hogarth told DesignCurial: “As well as empowering the design community to create a totally unique floor design, Kaleidoscope can be used to influence movement and transition from one space to the next, with its geometric floor patterns and three-dimensional shapes.”
The first bathroom manufacturer to exhibit at Clerkenwell Design Week
German bathroom manufacturer Bette took to Design Fields to showcase their unique designs. Their visually-stunning free-standing bath and floor-standing washbasin crafted in luxurious glazed titanium steel, and then upholstered in durable fabrics, were real highlights. Alex Howard of Clerkenwell Design Week told DesignCurial: “We’re excited to welcome Bette. Their inclusion is testament to a commitment to innovation and boundary pushing design.”
A prestigious collection by Poliform and Jean-Marie Massaud
Poliform partnered with world-renowned French architect Jean-Marie Massaud to create The Sydney and New York collection of poufs. Clean lines have been replaced with curvatures and angular edges. We founded these fresh and comfortable designs nested into the Order of St Johns Church at Detail.
Delta Light showed us all that geometry is a huge new design trend
Partnering with Morgan Furniture, Delta Light created a stunning light art installation at Clerkenwell Design Week. The theme was 'Underlying Geometry' - the idea that beneath every surface of a beautiful object, lies structures of mathematical proportions. This geometry is what makes perfect designs. Delta Light used the Metronome as it fitted with this theme and story, and then fashion designer Tim Van Steenbergen worked with Delta Light’s Husk fitting. He creatively draped fabric over it and cut until the concept was complete and unique.
Arper Design Furniture showcased their two newest collections, Cila and Arcos.
At Clerkenwell Design Week, Italian furniture designers Arper presented their two newest furniture collections to the UK market. With both collections being designed by Lievore Altherr, you will find refined sophistication throughout. The Cila’s ‘silhouette of smooth lines retains a graphic character from its distinctive curve’ makes it a perfect multifunctional dining or office chair.
In contrast, Arcos, a ‘restrained interpretation of Art Deco’s geometric glamour’ is available as a chair, sofa and lounge chair – perfect for any lounge or waiting room setting.
The designs are available for order for early 2018 availability.
Mosa – The ceramic tile specialist
The μ [mu] series, a distinctive new collection of tiles by Mosa was on display at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. The μ series boasts ‘an optical blend of millions of brightly tinted grains.’ Allowing each tile to reflect, refract and shimmer in a ‘distinctive, fluid, ethereal, yet energetic way.’