This year’s highlights at The Clerkenwell Design Week are definitely worth a visit.
Firstly the installations by Giles Miller scattered along the route leading visitors to events and exhibitions are mesmerising. Bas-relief sculptures with fish scales in collaboration with British Ceramic Tile seem to have been swooshed away by holy forces.
Ever-so spiritual Tom Dixon has invaded St James Church on Clerkenwell Green with everything from chandeliers of the new Materiality collection to his classics in a space filled with the Eclectic candle scent. One of the lamps called Curve is a made of a thin sheet of etched metal, even thinner and intricate than before to emit a filtered glow.
The other renowned location- St John’s Gate housed this years installation designed by Flea Folly Architects in collaboration with Dutch manufacturer Hakwood. The timber temple was apparently inspired by their visit to Hakwood’s Netherlands factory, the pavilion is a stacked timber structure that echoes the monastic past of the area. It reminds us of timber yards where sliced tree trunks are dried.
White Arkitekter and engineers Price & Myers created The Museum of Making pavilion installed in St John’s Square. The deconstructed structure host a series of workshops where visitors can experiment the art of making. Go Punch a coin with the Goldsmiths Centre and so on!
Finally CDW put the lights on in the famous FABRIC nightclub that appears all ‘glam’ and squeaky clean in the daytime with the ICON-House of Culture and selected designers. A wonderful leaf lighting installation by Haberdashery at the entrance stairs and halo lighting by Catellani & Smith added sparkle to the venue.
From the church to the prison, the club or the priory- Clerkenwell is a great venue to magnify the beauty of design and makes this event unique and truly London…