These Are the Best Home Design Stores in Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell is renowned for its trendy homeware shops, boasting an abundance of designer furniture and accessories – many of which are showcased during the annual Clerkenwell Design Week in May. Here’s our round-up of the best home design stores in this area of London.
Førest London | Courtesy of Førest London
Førest London was set up a few years by Eva Coppens, an avid collector of Scandinavian and Northern European design. The brand specialises in mid-century furniture and lighting – think Danish mirrors made from Rosewood, armchairs crafted by Dutch designer Louis van Teeffelen, and brass floor lamps. The shop also collaborates with contemporary artists to put on exhibitions.
This home design shop sells a mixture of contemporary and vintage furniture and accessories. Products include beds, desks, lounge chairs, sofas, mirrors, kitchenware, shelving units and cabinets. There’s also a good selection of lighting for your bathroom, kitchen, floors, and ceilings.
Try Dar Leone for homeware, furniture and lighting – the designs are inspired by different cultures around the world. Shop here for mugs and plates decorated with geometric patterns; eye-catching cushions stitched together using brightly-coloured fabrics; and a selection of vases.
Have a look inside Canvas Home, which boasts a wide-range of glassware, textiles, vases, crockery, and cutlery. The design thinking at this brand is influenced by different places and styles from across the globe – including Scandinavia, Spain, Morocco, and Mid-Century Modern.
Viaduct’s Clerkenwell showroom spotlights the world’s leading designers – and is the perfect spot to buy contemporary furniture, lighting, and home accessories for your flat. Current stock includes a chair by Hans Wegner; a side-table by Charles & Ray Eames; and a sofa by Niels Bendtsen. Other designers on show includePatricia Urquiola, Harry Bertoia, Bruno Fattorini, Jasper Morrison, and Inga Sempé.
Go to Arper, founded in 1989, for its stylish furniture. The brand’s design ethos revolves around six core concepts: balance, family, intuition, light, colour, play. Arper also collaborates with designers across the world including, Lievore Altherr Molina, Lievore Alther, and Simon Pengelly.
Head to Swiss firm Vitra for contemporary furniture displayed in a splendid showroom. The brand sells sleek chairs, tables and sofas by 20th-century designers like George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Verner Panto, Jean Prouvé, and Charles and Ray Eames.
Go to Camerich’s showroom in St John Street to browse its big selection of tables, sofas, beds, chairs, desks, and storage units. The brand’s pieces are characterised by their contemporary design and affordable prices.
This trendy shop snuggled in Camden Passage is crammed with cool additions for your flat. Browse its porcelain crockery range, multi-coloured metal plant boxes, wool and cotton rugs and adorably decorated cushions (featuring watermelons, pineapples and palm trees).