Friday, 24 May 2013


Clerkenwell Design Week is celebrating its 4th year with more exhibitors and showrooms open than ever before. The whole area was filled with pop up installations and several "Hubs", from The Farmiloe Building to the House of Detention. Showrooms were open with talks and special happenings. This area of London is more and more turning into the Interior Design centre of London.  

A modern maze in St Johns Square during the "show". Decorative and exciting.

"Village of Huts". This year Architecture for Humanity is designing and building a micro village of Huts for Clerkenwell Presents - each with a different name reflecting the spirit and ethos of Architecture for Humanity: Green Hut (above in ) (clad with edible plants). Water Hut (pipes and bottles, Textile Hut (exploration of soft materials) and Remakery Hut (using objects from the Brixton Remakery Centre.

The Remakery Hut, made from recycled doors and window frames etc. See above!

A landscape of 200 elegant, low coast chairs was placed in the St James´s Church Garden. Designed and built and arranged by Assemble, their configurations would have promoted social interaction, making spaces to rest, play, eat, perform and observe. Throughout the festival they were continually changed and moved to form an amphitheatre to a banquet hall, to speed dating, to conference room....

On the more commercial side, Pop Up stores were invited throughout the fair. These happy cushions could be found in the Farmiloe Building (

Bolon with their worldwide very successful flooring, the showroom was celebrating their first anniversary in Clerkenwell (

Sofas should either be inspired by the 60ies or with buttons! Cleverly designed sofa with built in "cushions".

...or with high backs and crosstichings...

Fritz Hansens lates import is the Spanish designer Jaime Hayón that will administer the design heritage for the future. He started off as a sculptor and that can be seen in this design. Just look at the shape of the legs and how the armchair  views  amazingly from all angels.

Sofas will often have a familiar and "seen before" look even though newly designed. Look at this lemon coloured fresh sofa in velvet and buttoned. Cute!

Tacchini had teamed up with Swedish Trio Claesson, Koivisto & Rune. Sculptoral and elegant design in light metal frames.

Soft furnishing building blocks at Farmiloe Building by Swedish Mitab!

Cappelini mixed fragments of childhood and traditionell design very cleverly!

Worldwide known lamp producer Foscarinis beautiful big glass lamps suited the entrance at Farmiloe Building perfectly.

Cut hay. Why not, softlooking lamps was found in the Detention House.

Wonderfully crafted lamps in plywood by Holloways of Ludlow @ the Farmiloe building.

Chairs in any colour,

Have some odd dessert bowls in glass at home, why not turn them into lamps!

Cleverly designed table- and hanging lamps that made me think of fashion and sheer materiels. Toby House.

Sofas that can build rooms and create your own private place are the future. Neon colours with grey, just like the fashion trends just now!

Glass from the laboratorie turned into lamps!

Soft funishing with highth! Armchair in warm yellow, just like it should look like just now!.

And finally, auditorium in Farmiloe Building, chairs by Zuco! Of course all here is just a taster of what was going on....more to come next week both from Clerkenwell, fashion in London etc etc. Have a nice weekend. I am off to Sweden for the midterm week here in England but will still be blogging away!

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