It may only be January, but that still means it’s only 4 months until our favourite of all of the design shows- Clerkenwell Design Week. Taking place from 23-25 May the show takes over, as its own branding tells us: prisons, churches and nightclubs (amongst other spaces of course.) Here are some of the brands we are most excited about seeing in unusual settings.
The German brand that is 170 years old is back at CDW, showcasing in the pop up spaces of Design Fields. Known for its luxurious attention to detail, today, the early tubular steel furniture designs are considered milestones in design history.
Daisy creates interior textiles and ornamental products that develop from her fine art practice. Recent notable projects include artwork for Super Yacht ‘Metsuyan IV’, the Erich Mendelsohn & Serge Chemayef modernist residence, ‘Shrubs Wood’ in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, and giclée prints for The Ritz Carlton, ‘Coconut Grove’, Miami. She will be showcasing at the underground prison Platform.
Award-winning Emma J Shipley is a graphic artist and textile designer specialising in fine drawing; taking inspiration from patterns in nature, their innate irregularity and the mathematical structures behind them. Emma painstakingly draws each design by hand in pencil, fusing highly skilled draftsmanship with a subversive imagination; capturing nature’s unpredictable beauty. See her in the pavilions in St John’s Square in Additions.
Set in the beautiful grounds of St James Church, Project brings together a leading selection of contract furniture, lighting and surface brands from around the globe. Sixteen3 are passionate about creating stylish, high quality, upholstered seating for the commercial market.
Check out Hand and Eye Studio at British Collection. The Studio designs and produces the work of Tom Housden and his collaborators. Each item is designed by the studio and then produced in collaboration with small manufacturers, all of whom are masters of their craft. See them at the crypt of St John’s in the British Collection.
Poliform is currently a leading player on the furniture scene both in the UK and internationally. With a history spanning over forty years of cabinet making, at the heart of the Poliform ethos is refinement, evolving design to create desirable, contemporary living solutions for all the home. In celebration of the successful collaborations that Poliform have had with world known Designers the MAD collection by Marcel Wanders will be showcased CDW at Detail.
Icon House of Culture will once again be located in Fabric nightclub for 2017. The club’s impressive brick vaults, once the cold store of Smithfield Market, will feature a careful selection of top international design brands. Established in 1995, Channels is the studio of British furniture designer Samuel Chan. Over twenty years, Samuel has become known for the clean, enduring aesthetic of his designs, produced with exemplary craftsmanship in wood by his own Channels workshop.
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