London Design Festival Edition 11: Clerkenwell Design Quarter

The Clerkenwell Design Quarter is an official Design District of the London Design Festival (14th-22nd September) .

With involvement from leading institutions, design showrooms and galleries, The Clerkenwell Design Quarter is set to make a serious contribution to the Capital’s festivities this September.Exhibitions, seminars, trails, competitions, workshops and a whole lot more will engage with visitors who want to discover Clerkenwell’s creative and cultural landscape by tracking down exciting and original design. Visit the website, download the map, and explore this historic Quarter.

Participants include:
Alias, Barbican, Bernhardt Design, BuzziSpace, Cassina, Craft Central, Creative Clerkenwell, Design Council, Fameed Khalique, Lesley Craze Gallery, Made by Works, Modus, Mosa, NUD Collection lighting, Ochre, Poltrona Frau, Roz Barr Architects, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, Viaduct

Highlights include:
Barbican – Architectural Tours – www.clerkenwelldesignquarter.co.uk/barbican/

CDQ13_Hybreed chair_by Charlotte Kingsnorth at madebyWorks
Hybreed chair by Charlotte Kingsnorth at madebyWorks

CDQ13_Reflection furniture range_by Kim Thome at madebyWorks
Reflection furniture range by Kim Thome at madebyWorks

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Meret Probst Glasses white at madebyWorks

Made by Works at the the Clerkenwell Gallery – a collective of ex-RCA graduates launch new and original design – www.madebyworks.com

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Steffnie Percival 8 at Goldsmiths Centre

Goldsmiths’ Centre – Shine 2013 exhibition – From beautiful jewellery to stylish silverware Shine 2013 celebrates the wealth of talent and creativity from young designer talent including Kelly Munro, Florence Carter and The Goldsmiths’ Centre’s successful trainees – www.goldsmiths-centre.org

Design Council – a series of free events including Inside Design Council, Hidden Clerkenwell design trail, and Design Needs You: Speed Mentoring www.designcouncil.org.uk

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DesignK Tea for one table

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Katy Binks B+W Print

Imprint at Craft Central – an exhibition of printed design in all forms – craftcentral.org.uk

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD FAD is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moving Image, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.

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