Kitchens & Bathrooms News has been named a media partner of UK design festival ‘Clerkenwell Design Week, (CDW) which will take place in London from May 23-25, 2023.
This year, the festival will be ‘scaled up’, with the addition of Design London as part of the event.
Design division director of organiser Media10 Marlon Cera-Marle commented on the merger: “With the global design community descending on London in May, Clerkenwell Design Week is the perfect new home for Design London.”
“Merging Design London into the programme of events further bolsters the experience of Clerkenwell Design Week, as the most anticipated design destination after Milan.”
Clerkenwell Design Week is in its 12th edition and the 2023 festival is set to offer its biggest programme to date – with more than 600 events taking place across the EC1 neighbourhood.
Since its inception in 2009, CDW has established itself in the global design calendar, and this year sees two new additions to its exhibition venues, taking the total number to 12.
These include Design Fields for international furniture and interiors brands, Contract, focusing on commercial interiors; Light, featuring international lighting brands; Project, spanning home to workplace furniture and solutions; Elements, featuring architectural hardware and finishes; British Collection, home of British interiors brands; Details, presenting luxury interiors, Platform highlighting emerging design talent; Old Sessions House introducing brand pop-ups and activations, plus Ceramics of Italy starring Italian tile brands.
New for this year will be The Garden introducing home to outdoor furniture and Catapult containing contemporary design for office, hospitality and retail.
Together, these 12 venues will present over 300 design brands and emerging talent – covering furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, textiles, home interior accessories, lighting, materials and surfaces.
These will be alongside a network of showroom partners, holding a line-up of topic-led initiatives and events, from product launches and exhibitions to workshops and panel discussions.
Over 130 established brands from the UK and overseas will take part, including Ideal Standard, Kohler, VitrA, Cosentino, Gessi, Iris Ceramica, Arper and Formica.
In addition, returning to the event this year will be Conversations at Clerkenwell, a schedule of daily talks curated by brand consultant Katie Richardson and sponsored by RAK Ceramics.
There will also be six street installations, designed for the show, featured around the EC1 postcode.
“We’re thrilled to be back with Clerkenwell Design Week this May,” said Cera-Marle, who continued: “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.”
CDW returned for the first time after the pandemic in 2022, attracting 30,424 visitors from the UK and overseas.