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Clerkenwell Design Week 2022 unveils new venues and key brands
Kata chair by Arper presenting at CDW 2022
Image: Courtesy of Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week 2022 unveils new venues and key brands

Celebrating its eleventh edition in 2022, the festival is set to host a range of events with varying curatorial focus, bringing on board global brands like Andreu World, Kettal, Arper and Thonet among others.

by Anushka Sharma
Published on : May 23, 2022

Clerkenwell Design Week has been one of the UK’s most renowned independent design festivals since its inception in 2009, lending brands an opportunity to showcase their latest products and for showrooms to achieve higher engagement of audiences. Setting its 11th edition in motion, CDW 2022 has announced new venues and key brands that will be hosted in London’s most creative district. The celebration of design has been assembled to reflect the unique nature of this culturally rich area showcasing showrooms, fringe events, talks, workshops and installations. The local resident design showrooms, fundamental to the festival – more of which are participating than ever before – will provide an array of immersive events.

Palissade Park Dining Bench by HAY Image: Courtesy of Clerkenwell Design Week
Render of Conversations at Clerkenwell Talks Space Image: Courtesy of Clerkenwell Design Week

Arper will be on board with their new sustainable and versatile collections Mixu, Kata and Kinesit Met as well as a new edition of their Aston series. Mixu, a collection of chairs and stools, is developed in collaboration with international architectural and design practice Gensler. Andreu World, are also focusing on sustainability, introducing circular design novelties at the design fair by Patricia Urquiola, Benjamin Hubert and Philippe Starck. The French designer Philippe Starck has collaborated with Andreu World in three new sustainable seating collections: Adela Rex, Forest Club and Solo Chair. Created from a newly developed bioplastic, that debuts with a lounge chair, the Nuez Lounge BIO lounge chair, designed by Patricia Urquiola, is available in four colours and is upholstered with the new Circular ONE fabric made from PET bottle plastics and textile waste. Moreover, Andreu World are also hosting talks with Alfredo Haberli and Benjamin Hubert overseen by Jessica-Christin Hametner, Editor-in-Chief of OnOffice. Ethimo, an Italian brand which specialises in high-quality outdoor furnishings, will be showcasing new lounge sets, including the Sling range by Studiopepe and Venexia Collection by Luca Nichetto. The Gaia collection of outdoor lighting by Marc Sadler will also earn its spot in the showcase.

675 Robin Day Chair by Case Furniture, which celebrates its 70th birthday at CDW 2022 Image: Courtesy of Clerkenwell Design Week
Ace Collection by Patrick Norguet for Ethimo presenting at CDW 2022 Image: Courtesy of Clerkenwell Design Week

Adding to the stellar lineup, British design company Morgan Furniture will unveil for the first time at CDW 2022, their Kaya collection. Smart working company, Orangebox will mark twenty years at CDW 2022 by presenting their recent launches to this year’s festival. Leading Spanish company, Kettal, a new brand partaking in CDW 2022, will bring their latest outdoor furniture and workspace products including Ringer, a sophisticated and stripped-back cafe furniture range designed by Michael Anastassiades, in their new showroom space at Dufferin Street. Highlights of the British Collection include British design brand, Benchmark who are creating a large-scale standalone display, as well as Dare Studio, Another Country and Roger Lewis.

Arte Wallcovering Image: Courtesy of Clerkenwell Design Week
Attitude collection by Leonardo Image: Courtesy of Clerkenwell Design Week

At the northern end of Clerkenwell, Design Fields will welcome furniture, textile and product designs from global brands like Thonet, TON, Punt, The Furniture Studio, LaCividina and Natuzzi Italia among others. The House of Detention will be flooded with top lighting brands including Italian companies, Artemide and Penta Light, and British brands, Spark and Bell, John Cullen Lighting and more. Elements will put together a leading selection of ironmongery, hardware, switch plates and architectural accessories within a street-market style pavilion on St John’s Square while Detail at The Order of St. John, Pop, Project set in the Garden of St James, Contract and Covered will exhibit designs from a wide range of studios, designers and brands.

With over 125+ showrooms confirmed for 2022, the largest roster yet, Clerkenwell Design Week 2022 has grown above and beyond its humble beginnings with less than 40 participating showrooms back in 2010. The excessively awaited event is set to be a treat for designers, artists, architects and design lovers across the globe.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2022 will remain on display from 24 May to 26 May 2022 in Clerkenwell, London, England .

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