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
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
“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.”