Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 (posted 23rd May 2014)
Yesterday we ventured up to the Clerkenwell Design Week – intrigued by what was going to be on show we met in the morning for a coffee and to plan our route (which we mostly stuck to). In a round-about route from Farringdon Station to the Design Factory, our first port-of-call was Ochre with their beautiful lights. The bar had been set, and we weren’t to be disappointed.
We were slightly distracted by the rather captivating Tile Mile within the arch of St John’s Gate, by Russ & Henshaw…
Then a few FR-treated fabric and carpet samples later and we’d arrived at the Design Factory. This captured our attention immediately with beautiful pieces of furniture from Stellar Works – we were particularly enamoured by the Cotton Club Chair!
The Foscarini lighting collection was illuminating, with a selection of stylish lighting options. Interestingly they were trialling LED versus Halogen bulbs, for which there was no perceptible difference.
These various exhibits led to three floors of design. From lighting to seating, tables to tiles, there was something for everyone. Here is a selection of items that caught our eye:
After our stint exploring the cells, we popped in at Wagstaff Interiors where we were entertained not only by the intriguing black-plastic sculptures by artist Gordon Flemons, interesting lighting and seating…
But also by Ivo the caricaturist who captured our likeness!
To end the day off we went to the party that Domus was holding – Prosecco and pretty tiles, what more could a girl ask for?