Clerkenwell Design Week 2016
This week we sent Lily our PR and Social Media Manager and Kat, our PR Account Executive off to Clerkenwell Design Week, the biggest independent design festival in the UK! The small area of London brings together the global design community, all presenting in a series of unique showroom events, exhibitions and special installations, which this year included a church and Fabric nightclub! With more creative businesses and architects per square mile than any other design show, Clerkenwell has established itself as one of the most important design hubs in the world. Here’s a few of our highlights from the show…
Tom Dixon at The Church
One of the most talked about exhibitions this year was Tom Dixon’s take over of St James’ church and it’s not hard to see why! Working in collaboration with the church’s vicar Andrew Baughen, Tom Dixon aimed to make the church a working space for the community in the day, and we think he’s managed to do just that. The contemporary lighting and furniture fittings stood out beautifully against the historic backdrop of the church without being ostentatious, whilst the striking tables and chairs created a peaceful and spiritual working environment.
Innovative Use of Colour
Whilst walking around the show, we couldn’t help but spot the new and innovative use of colour being used by designers and brands alike. From the contemporary block colours used by Nomique and +Halle, to the gorgeous geometric tiles by Otto Tiles, this year’s Clerkenwell was a colourful one for sure! This sequinned storm trooper from SequinKay proved to be a conversation starter, and definitely added a little glitz to our day.
It’s no secret that we’re all a little lighting obsessed here at In The White Room, and Clerkenwell Design Week definitely managed to satisfy us! There was such a wide range to see: Di-Classe’s gorgeous forest lamps, Graypants’ green lighting solution that uses recycled cardboard to create its contemporary designs and Catellani & Smith’s stunning chandeliers that illuminated Icon’s House of Culture. We spotted Channels‘ lighting last year at Design Junction, so we were pleased to see them again at Clerkenwell, coming back bigger and better than ever!
We couldn’t talk about lighting without mentioning our PR clients Bert Frank and J.Adams & Co! Debuting a new range at the show, Bert Frank proved that mid-century designs are this year’ hottest trends, whilst J. Adams’ new re-chargeable Luca light has inspired us to seriously rethink our garden lighting.May 24, 2016 3:12 pm