London’s Hotly Anticipated Design Event
Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) – London’s premier celebration of design – returns with aplomb following its hugely successful 2010 inauguration, sponsored this year by Jaguar. The three-day festival takes place from 24 to 26 May 2011 and brings together a varied and vibrant program of events spanning debates, discussions, presentations, exhibitions, installations, street parties and workshops all in the name of celebrating and embracing design. Showcasing the latest product and furniture design innovations from over 50 British and international manufacturers – CDW crucially offers the unrivaled opportunity to see many world launches of new furniture and interior accessories. For many companies it’s also the first opportunity to see products that were launched at the Milan furniture fair in April. New to this years event is The House of Detention venue – a subterranean Victorian prison hidden in the heart of Clerkenwell. Not usually open to the public, this unique space will house site-specific installations and innovative product displays for the duration of CDW.