Clerkenwell Design Week 2023

Kitchens Review Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) took place in May and welcomed 37,725 visitors from both the UK and overseas. The London-based free design festival hosted a total of 11 exhibition venues and presented more than 300 design brands
and makers.

In addition, over 160 local showrooms hosted a range of product launches, workshops, and talks.

Show organisers reported the best attendance results in its 14-year history, with a 24% increase on its 2019 event.

Diane Larner attended and has collated six inspirational highlights from the show.

T O P   P I C K S     From CDW 2023

Marlon Cera-Marle, director of design at Media 10

Marlon CDW

“We’re absolutely delighted with what we achieved this year – not only because we reached our highest visitor numbers yet, but also because we were met with so much excitement and enthusiasm from our visitors and the wider A&D community.

“This year we made a full-scale return to Clerkenwell – and with our most extensive programme to date. Everyone was so looking forward to seeing interesting products and meeting with their suppliers and peers again.”

Ben Bryden, sales & marketing director at RAK Ceramics UK


“Clerkenwell Design Week works well on so many levels – for those, like RAK Ceramics, with a permanent presence in the area it’s a chance to show off our spaces, to launch new products, and to attract a wider audience than ever during a very busy three days in London’s design district.

“For those visiting and for exhibitors too, it’s a great opportunity to network, to gauge trends and to be inspired. CDW 2023 delivered throughout.”