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Here's What Not to Miss During Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

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Home & Design Editor
Updated: 23 May 2017
One of London’s coolest design districts will be packed with top professionals, journalists and design fans as showrooms, shops and institutions open their doors to celebrate the city’s top contemporary talent during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017. Running between May 23–25, here are the highlights if you’re in the area.

Hack your senses

This immersive installation by design collective Hack The Senses and Norwegian brand HÅG is a multi-sensory extravaganza offering playful and interactive encounters that will challenge you to go beyond the boundaries of perception. It’s a pretty cool way to spend your lunch hour. Book a 40-minute slot here.

May 23–25, 10am to 5pm | 63 Central Street EC1V 3AF

Courtesy of Hack the Senses
Courtesy of Hack the Senses

Make your own terrarium

Love the terrarium trend? Now’s your chance to make your very own mini tropical design in this fun workshop by the ultra-cool Botanique Boutique.

23–25 May, 10am to 4pm | 1 Northburgh Street, EC1V 0AL

Courtesy of Botanique Boutique
Courtesy of Botanique Boutique

Discover next year’s top trends

Get up to speed on your design trends with star interiors blogger and founding editor of Confessions of a Design Geek. Katie Treggiden gives the low-down on what was hot at this year’s Milan Design Week, held at Milliken.

May 23, 12pm to 1pm | 5 Berry Street, EC1V 0AA

Katie Treggiden in conversation with designer Kenneth Grange | Courtesy of Katie Treggiden
Katie Treggiden in conversation with designer Kenneth Grange | Courtesy of Katie Treggiden

Spin a good yarn

No, we don’t mean telling tales. Here you can watch sustainable textile brand Camira spinning their latest colourful wool collections and also have a go yourself.

May 23–25, 10.30am to 3pm | 8&10 Brewhouse Yard, EC1V 4DG

Courtesy of Camira
Courtesy of Camira

Note Studio and Le Corbusier talks

If you can’t get enough of the Scandi aesthetic, you’ll love listening to the very cool Swedish brand Note Studio discussing the key to getting the look just right. However, if you’re more of a modernist, there’s a talk dedicated to Le Corbusier and the intricacies of his world-famous ‘Polychromie Architecturale’ colour system. The event is held to coincide with the launch of Domus’ Le Corbusier LCS Ceramics Collection. Check out the other talks at Domus throughout the week.

May 23–25 | 50 Great Sutton Street, EC1V 0DF

© Tekla Severin for Sight Unseen/Courtesy of Note Studio
© Tekla Severin for Sight Unseen, courtesy of Note Studio

Pop-up art in a garage

While it’s not something you’d probably expect to see in a backstreet loading bay, British carpet brand Brintons has collaborated with artist and filmmaker Shezad Dawood to create an immersive art installation in this unusual venue down Pear Tree Street. During the week there’ll also be plenty of talks and events, including ‘The Fall and Rise of Clerkenwell’, which is chaired by TV presenter and architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff. To book your place at any of these events, click here.

May 23–25 | 132–140 Goswell Rd, EC1V 7DY

Courtesy of Brintons
Courtesy of Brintons

Chef Rowley Leigh talks design

This hotly anticipated event at Bulthaup sees famous British chef and restaurateur Rowley Leigh tell stories of working with architects over his established career and how the design of professional and domestic kitchens has changed dramatically over that time. You won’t want to miss it for the Rowley Leigh-inspired canapés and drinks alone… Reserve your spot here.

May 23, 6.30pm to 8.30pm| 36–42 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5PS

Courtesy of Bulthaup
Courtesy of Bulthaup

To see the full programme of events, talks and workshops, click here.