[d]arc thoughts programme returns to Clerkenwell

April 30, 2024

(UK) – Highly regarded talks programme takes centre stage at Clerkenwell Design Week.

Curated by the editorial team behind leading decorative lighting publication darc, the [d]arc thoughts talks programme returns to Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) for 2024, bringing three days of lighting focused content to a wider design audience.

Taking place from 21-23 May, CDW is one of the leading design festivals in the world and features more than 600 showroom events, more than 11 curated exhibitions, striking installations, topical walks, design destinations, as well as a fringe programme and more.

Covering topics such as statement lighting; quiet luxury; and the future of hospitality design, [d]arc thoughts at CDW will also see the Green Light Alliance take a closer look at sustainable lighting – aiming to provide a ‘beginners guide’ for designers who might not work closely with lighting but are keen to learn more.

Speakers for 2024 will include lighting designers from Rock & Soar; Into Lighting; Nulty+; Michael Grubb Studio; and Equation Lighting Design, while interior designers, Dara Huang of DH Liberty and OIga Alexeeva of Black & Milk will join the panel discussion on quiet luxury.

A series of Q&A sessions with interior designers Monique and Staffan Tollgard of Tollgard Design Group; Anna Burles and Chris Trotman of Run for the Hills; and Samuel Edmonds of HLW will take a closer look at project work and design trends, while Holly Hallam of DesignLSM will discuss the future of hospitality.

Alongside the talks programme, the [d]arc media team will host an informal drinks party at Clerkenwell Prison as part of the wider late-night opening on Wednesday 22 May.

Then, on Thursday 23 May – in collaboration with Women in Lighting and representatives from the ILP’s new initiative Women Lighting Professionals, Women in Office Design, and Women in Architecture, [d]arc media will host a networking brunch held in Design Fields from 11am – 12pm.

Registration and more information on the [d]arc thoughts talks programme be found at: www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com