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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.


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014  


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


We were slightly distracted by the rather captivating Tile Mile within the arch of St John’s Gate, by Russ & Henshaw…


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


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!


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


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.


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


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:


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


After lunch and a quick drench in the rain we ventured over to the Platform to mosey through the exhibits in the subterranean House of Detention


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


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…


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


But also by Ivo the caricaturist who captured our likeness!


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


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?


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


Discoveries from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014


 


Lucinda


 

 

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