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Clerkenwell Design Week set to return for May 2024

Clerkenwell Design Week, in its 13th edition, is set to return to London from 21 – 23 May 2024. Taking place within the Clerkenwell neighbourhood, said to be renowned for its high concentration of architects and designers, this year’s festival will feature its most extensive line-up yet, organisers say, with more venues, showrooms and installations than ever before. They promise a “diverse array of over 600 curated events spanning across EC1, complemented by a network of over 160 local design showrooms and 300 exhibiting brands, spread across 12+ unique venues”.

A series of site-specific installations, along with special projects and collaborations, will also take place offering festival-goers and the general public a “fully immersive experience”.

For example, British stone suppliers Albion Stone and Hutton Stone have commissioned London-based architecture practice Artefact to design an installation on Clerkenwell Green, showcasing stone bricks which both companies are launching this year. Bricks made from natural stone are said to have about a quarter of the embodied carbon than traditional clay bricks.

Brick from a Stone is designed to illustrate the “relatively simple and low-energy” process a stone brick goes through to be produced via a colonnade of six columns, reaching heights of 3m at its tallest, constructed from stone bricks in two rows with a roof to provide shelter. A drinking trough for dogs will also be built, mirroring an existing old stone slab on the site originally designed for cattle.

Also presented on Clerkenwell Green is Stone Tapestry: Beyond the Surface by Stone Federation, which was first shown this year at Surface Design show, and which features materials not only from Albion Stone and Hutton Stone but also from Britannicus Stone, Dunhouse Quarry and Tradstocks. The federation has once again collaborated with architecture practice Squire and Partners to create an explorative exhibit designed to demonstrate the “sustainability, versatility and beauty of natural stone”.
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