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Clerkenwell Design Week announces partnership for 2023

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW), the London-based design festival, returns this year between 23-25 May with what organisers call a stronger-than-ever programme, including the addition of DesignLondon. “With the global design community descending on London in May, Clerkenwell Design Week is the perfect new home for Design London,” said Marlon Cera-Marle, design division director of Media 10. “Amalgamating Design London (which was formerly held in Greenwich in September) into the programme of events further bolsters the experience of Clerkenwell Design Week as the most anticipated design destination after Milan.”

The 12th edition of CDW will again take place in the heart of Clerkenwell – reportedly home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world. The 2023 festival is set to offer the biggest programme to date, organisers say, with more than 600 events taking place across the EC1 neighbourhood.

“We’re thrilled to be back with Clerkenwell Design Week this May,” said Cera-Marle. “CDW is always known for being one of the key destinations for specification – as well as discovering new talent and ideas – for architects, interior designers and creative minds alike.”

“This year we have a strong line-up of brands, partners and speakers joining our programme – which we look forward to announcing in spring. From product showcases to one-off installations, headline talks to networking events, CDW 2023 will bring some of the most exciting and forward-thinking content to Clerkenwell – while celebrating the best of design and creativity from around the world.”

The 2023 festival welcomes two new additions to its exhibition venues across Clerkenwell, taking the total number to 12. The additional exhibition venues are called The Garden, which will be used to showcase outdoor furniture, and Catapult, home to contemporary design for office, hospitality and retail. Ceramics of Italy will also return to showcase Italian tile brands in its own exhibition venue.

Together, these 12 unique venues will present over 300 design brands and emerging talent –covering furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, textiles, home interior accessories, lighting, materials and surfaces. Some of the participants include: Ercol, Dare Studio, Benchmark, Another Country, Christian Watson, James Burleigh, KI, Meridiani, Saba Italia, Samuel Heath, Romo, Ultrafabrics, Spark & Bell, Chelsom, Jonathan Coles, and Curiousa. Click here for the latest exhibitor list.

Another significant aspect of CDW is its network of showroom partners (full list), with an extensive line-up of topic-led initiatives and events; from product launches and exhibitions to workshops and panel discussions.

Also returning to CDW is Conversations at Clerkenwell – a compelling schedule of daily talks aimed to explore current industry topics, drawing upon insight, opinion and debates from designers, architects and business leaders alike. Curated by brand consultant, Katie Richardson, the 2023 talks will be hosted in a purpose-built theatre in Spa Fields – sponsored by RAK Ceramics. The full line-up of speakers will be revealed in spring.

In 2022, CDW returned for the first time after the pandemic, attracting 30,424 visitors from the UK and overseas. The 12th edition of the show takes place across EC1, London from 23–25 May 2023. Look out for an extended preview of the event in TSJ’s April edition.

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