New masterplan for Clerkenwell Design Week

March 2, 2016

(UK) – Clerkenwell improves flow and navigation around 2016 event.

Emerging design practice OMMX based in Clerkenwell has developed plans for #CDW2016 to include a specially designed route through both temporary exhibitions and installations, and the permanent showrooms.

Directors of OMMX Hikaru Nissanke and Jon Lopez said: “We have worked collaboratively to realise an ambitious and exciting new chapter in CDW’s history. We are grateful for the organiser’s enlightened approach in continuing to commission young practitioners, their desire to make a lasting contribution and to make design more accessible in this critical part of creative London.”

This year’s festival will feature four new venues around Clerkenwell; Design Fields, a large-scale curate exhibition of contemporary design will be set in a specially constructed two-floor pavilion at Spa Fields, near Clerkenwell’s Exmouth market. Design Fields will feature live content and temporary spaces designed to connect, relax and recharge. The park space at St James’ Church Garden will become a key destination as part of the new exhibition Project hosting international brands presenting furniture, lighting and product design, alongside the hugely successful interior products show Addition.

A new show, British collection, will showcase UK talent within the barrel-roofed Crypt of St James’ Church. Each will enhance CDW’s established exhibitions; Detail at the Order of St John and pavilion on St John’s Square and Platform at the unique underground space House of Detention.

Clerkenwell’s multitude of design-led showrooms are a vital part of #CDW2016. For the first time, Brewhouse Yard off St John Street will act as a gateway to the showrooms, many of which are clustered close by. In addition, the Goldsmith’s Centre on Britton Street will act as a key destination for live content with fresh programming and activity throughout.