Clerkenwell Design Week 2012 - Design Bureau

Clerkenwell Design Week 2012

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Central London 'hood Clerkenwell is one serious buzzing beehive of design activity. Since the Industrial Revolution it has been home to craft workshops, printers, jewellers, clockmakers, and bookbinders. Today, it has more showrooms (60), creative agencies, and architects per square mile than any other area in the UK. Later this month, it shows its best during Clerkenwell Design Week, May 22–24, 2012, which features three days of design workshops, open studios, presentations, pop-up stores, product launches, even debates about design's social relevance, technological advancement and creativity. One can register in advance online for free entry to most of the events. Last year, 24,000 registered and this year promises to be an even bigger deal. Ready to get your schmooze on?

Some highlights:

A house made from Bolon by Missoni flooring. 

Moroso, will show two new sofas for the first time in the UK. 

Belgian showroom Bulo shows a new desking system grID.

The Republic of Fritz Hansen will show a new chair and table series miniscule™ 

Kusch+Co will bring its trilogy of wooden-framed seating series 1010 bine, award-winning 3000 njord and 7750 fjola to London

Big names such as Knoll, Steelcasethe Poltrona Frau Group, and Milliken will be on the scene as well—with showcases and anniversary parties. Clerkenwell also welcomes newcomers to the neighborhood such as BuzziSpace, Dauphin Human Design, Domus, EFG, Figueras, Ochre, PROOFF, Planet Partitioning, Porcelanosa, The SCIN Gallery, Thinking Ergonomix and Zip.

If you're going, well, we're jealous.

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