Clerkenwell Design Week Blog

SBID Members Exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

18:05 14 May in Design Events

This year sees Clerkenwell Design Week celebrate its 10th edition, taking up residency in one of London’s key hubs for design and architecture. Set across three days from 21 – 23 May 2019, CDW is the annual focus for London’s leading design district. The festival programme has been tailored to reflect the unique nature of this culturally rich area playing host to hundreds of showrooms, fringe events, talks, workshops and installations. Giant customised candle like beacons will be found throughout the area, while showrooms, practices and seven exhibition venues throw open their doors as part of this annual design week. CDW has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading independent design festivals, which each year attracts a diverse and international design community to this vibrant district.

We’re sharing a preview of what to expect from some of the SBID members who are set to be exhibiting at Clerkenwell next week. Scroll below to discover more or click here to register to attend now.

Bisque showcases its latest designs at Clerkenwell Design Week for the first time

Pioneering British design brand Bisque will be exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week for the first time in 2019. As well as showcasing its wide selection of beautiful radiators, Bisque will also be previewing its upcoming product design competition, where it will be inviting talented designers to create the newest addition to the Bisque range. The competition coincides with the brand’s landmark 40th anniversary, taking place this year.

Bute Fabrics launch their first collaborative collection with British designer David Irwin

Award winning product designer David Irwin, has created his first range of textiles with Bute Fabrics. The collection was inspired by the island and intricately celebrates the company’s heritage, its location and its people.

Bute pride themselves in their unique story: The mill was founded in 1947 by the 5th Marquess of Bute with the purpose of providing employment opportunities for service people returning home from WWII. The two new collections: Identity and Strata, are firmly rooted in the elements on which the company are founded: craftsmanship, skill, the island landscape and the local community where 46 employees reside.

This collaboration celebrates the impact of the human touch within machine production; the makers mark and the mastery of the unique processes inherent in manufacture. The compelling collection will be woven on Bute’s new Jacquard looms – the first production of Jacquard cloth in the mills 72 year history.

GROHE and Mosa combine craftmanship to bring sustainable design to Clerkenwell Design Week

GROHE, supplier of complete bathroom solutions and premium kitchen fittings, and Mosa, contemporary tiles specialist, will reignite their partnership for a second year, coming together in a collaboration that celebrates sustainable design.

United by their common heritage of sustainable brand values, craftmanship and industry-leading design, GROHE and Mosa will present their inspiring design possibilities for bespoke architecture at Mosa’s St Johns Street showroom, located in the very heart of the design suburb. Offering design-inspired products that are crafted with consideration for the earth’s precious resources, GROHE and Mosa are able to support architects with solutions for green buildings and sustainable architecture projects.

Karndean Designflooring returns with its most ambitious exhibition to date

A global leader in luxury vinyl flooring, Karndean Designflooring will return to Clerkenwell Design Week for the 9th consecutive year to help the event celebrate its 10th anniversary. Visitors are invited to discover and experience Karndean’s latest stunning designs, inspired by the natural world to combine intricate patterns and realistic embossed finishes with cutting edge design.

With a prominent and central position within the Project venue in the garden of St James, Clerkenwell’s parish church, Karndean Designflooring will be showcasing an exceptional floor design with its most ambitious exhibition to date. The innovative display, featuring a hospitality setting, will reveal an inspirational and bespoke floor created to demonstrate the versatility of its authentic flooring designs.

With Karndean flooring, you can combine stone and wood designs, use different laying patterns or custom cut designs to identify zones and create walkways, or include feature borders and rug effects to delineate working areas. Selecting a blend of either complementary or contrasting designs can effortlessly create a unique interior.

KI launches new storage and seating collections at its popup showroom

KI, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of workplace and education furniture, will make its Clerkenwell Design Week debut in 2019 with a pop-up showroom at the landmark Paxton Locher House on Clerkenwell Green. This stunning home will be transformed into ‘KI House’, an exciting new destination for festival attendees. The venue will host the launch of KI’s new UK-designed & manufactured storage, seating and desking products. There will also be a variety of talks, workshops and an exclusive ‘House Party’, co-hosted with Bute Fabrics, on the evening of Wednesday, 22 May.

As traditional working and learning environments continue to take inspiration from domestic and hospitality interiors, the architecture of the House lends itself perfectly to display KI’s new products; the 800 Series modular shelving system is an enhanced, integrated storage, seating and workstation system to help organisations to create human-centric, diverse office landscapes; the Work2.1 Sit-Stand desks is KI’s next generation, cost-competitive sit-stand desk and bench range, co-created in collaboration with some of KI’s largest clients; the Grafton seating is a new, UK-designed & manufactured seating collection created for active learning environments in colleges and higher education institutions; and the Hatton chairs are designed for cafe & dining spaces which will benefit from an elegant new one-piece polypropylene stacking chair, also designed & manufactured in the UK.

Muraspec exhibits new acoustic wall-coverings and superior quality digital prints

Muraspec Wallcoverings, the UK manufacturer with a global reputation for outstanding product quality, impressive design, and exceptional support, will be exhibiting at Clerkenwell again this year. Well known for high quality vinyl contract wall-coverings, Muraspec will be displaying one of its most popular designs; Elan Arianne. All of the wall-coverings they offer have the highest fire ratings and are seen in the finest hotels, cruise ships, healthcare, offices, studios and high-end commercial projects worldwide.

This year you will also be able to experience the new acoustic wall-coverings and superior quality digital prints, allowing visitors to experience why Muraspec don’t print on to paper and why digital base materials are simply better than other digitally printed wall-coverings. In addition, the international decorative and residential wall-coverings brand Fardis is launching two glamorous new collections, to be unveiled at Clerkenwell Design Week. Discover their new timeless designs, which will inspire designers working on prestigious and luxurious interiors projects.

Young designer at Panaz uses new collection to address sustainability issues

Panaz’ young designer Simon Attard will launch his debut collection Underground at Clerkenwell Design Week on an industry first, environmentally responsible recycled contract fabric, using this unique opportunity to raise awareness of environmental issues facing the planet today.

The Underground collection takes inspiration from graffiti and the street art of 1970’s and 80’s New York, right through to that seen on our city streets today.  Fusing this design with the latest flame retardant, recycled fabric innovation from Panaz, they have created an industry first; a truly sustainable and environmentally responsible product, both in message and in substance.

The designs are current, cool and contemporary, and the product they are combined into is intrinsically stylish with great environmental credentials.  Named Underground, this collection reflects designs ordinarily associated with counter culture and misguidance, and in name, subtly references the increasingly disposable society and waste issues that we deal with every day, on our streets, underground in landfill, and in our oceans.

Newmor Wallcoverings exhibits for the first time at CDW with brand new textures and patterns

This year Newmor Wallcoverings is exhibiting for the first time at Clerkenwell Design Week. Showcasing brand new textures and patterns, alongside a sneak peek of designs from the upcoming June launch – including the latest Newmor Designer collaboration. Newmor will be included in the British Collection exhibition alongside some of the UK’s most exciting homegrown brands, including Ercol, Pluck and Benchmark. Newmor is a family business and manufacture all of its wallcoverings in Wales, UK for worldwide distribution.

Commenting on the products Newmor will be exhibiting, Eleanor Cardwell Bossick, Marketing Manager, said: “We’re excited to be giving CDW visitors a preview of wallcoverings from our summer collection, including industrial surfaces, textile embosses, mirror metallics and vintage tile effects. We will also be also introducing our new Designer collaboration which features large scale rounded geometrics in contemporary, unexpected colour palettes.”

Cosentino celebrates the 10th CDW at its UK flagship commercial design centre, Cosentino City London

Located at 28-32 Old Street, the stunning and recently revamped showroom is situated in the hub of the architectural and design community.  As one of the festival’s headline sponsors, Cosentino City London will be opening its doors from 10am each day (21-23 May) with a plethora of new launches and collaborations on display, plus daily live demonstrations taking place.

Cosentino’s game changing new Dekton® Slim surfacing will be available for visitors to interact with.  A revolutionary 4mm thickness for its ultra-compact surface brand that is perfect for architecture and building projects, the new Slim format offers the same impressive technical features that Dekton® is known for with a new and much thinner, lighter and manageable format for installation. In addition, Cosentino is presenting the first launch from OTOMOTO, the new venture from artist Ryan Gander and creative director Tony Chambers.  Previewed at Milan Design Week, the future-thinking unit has been inspired by compact Japanese kitchens.  Featuring a sleek Silestone® sink atop a timber frame, it has an intuitive modular sliding system that provides a flexible prep space, using chopping boards and gastronorms, the industry standard for containers used in professional kitchens.  The idea is that the kitchen moves around the chef, as opposed to the chef moving around the kitchen.

Register now to attend this year’s dynamic design festival! 



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