Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week returns for 2024 edition with boosted line-up

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is set to return to London from 21 – 23 May 2024, marking its 15th year as a global design festival. 

Building upon its 2023 edition, which drew over 37,000 visitors, the upcoming event is set to elevate the experience with new venues, expanded exhibition spaces, thought-provoking installations and a strong line-up of both British and international brands. Visitors can expect more than 600 curated events spread throughout the EC1 neighbourhood, complemented by a robust network of over 160 local design showrooms and 300 exhibitors across over 12 venues. 

The 2024 festival welcomes three new exhibition venues, including Contract and Work on Clerkenwell Green, a pop-up space at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, and The Edit in Bourne and Hollingsworth, featuring a range of global contemporary design brands. This year also sees British Collection double its size, taking over the entire crypt of St James’s Church, including the Tom Dixon-furnished vestry, which will also host the popular Icon Talks series.  

In addition to the vibrant exhibitions and showrooms, various unique destinations across Clerkenwell – including Paxton Locher House (which will host a selection of Danish design brands), Brewhouse Yard, Cowcross Yards (which will present the best of Ukrainian designs) and Marx Memorial Library (participating for the first time) – will be transformed by a curated selection of international brands and trade institutions. Local architecture studio Groupwork, led by Amin Taha, will once again be home to the latest presentation from British furniture brand, Case Furniture. 

An array of specially commissioned installations will also grace the streets of Clerkenwell, with activations from brands including Dyson, Geberit and Material Bank. Conversations at Clerkenwell, a schedule of daily talks exploring industry topics, will return – curated by brand consultant Katie Richardson. Meanwhile, hosted in a temporary structure next to Design Fields, Design Meets will feature representatives and speakers from trade bodies and associations, engaging in a series of intimate, industry-led talks. 

“We’re thrilled to return this May with Clerkenwell Design Week,” says Marlon Cera-Marle, Design Division Director of Media 10, which organises the annual design festival. “As one of the most attended specification events in the A&D calendar, it also serves as an important platform to discover new talent and ideas.” 

He adds: “This year, we’re excited to showcase an unprecedented number of participating brands, reflecting strong demand from both home and overseas. In response, we’re expanding our exhibition and installation spaces, including the newly revamped, pedestrian-friendly Clerkenwell Green. Anticipation is high for what’s in store, from diverse brands and showrooms to exciting partners, features and special events. Stay tuned for our programme announcement in February.” 

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