CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2016 | LONDON

So I was in London this week visiting Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) with my sister, which took place around Clerkenwell, London (believe it or not!). This was my first time to CDW, so it was all new to me, having no idea what to expect.

The event itself was great and ran over three days. There were lots of fresh, creative ideas and exhibitors showcasing their talents. Each showroom and exhibition was different with some showcasing in a nightclub and some in a church. This made the exhibition interesting, adding an element of 'surprise' in the sense of not knowing what to expect.

I found CDW to be really furniture focused, compared to 100% Design which was way more varied. Despite this, I still thought it was an overall good show, with lots happening including lots of free food and drinks. The atmosphere was buzzing and it was really nice to be around designers/companies who were so passionate about their products. Some exhibitions and showrooms were really well put together, giving an idea of how certain furniture pieces could be arranged/styled.

The event itself took place across different locations around Clerkenwell (just look at the map below), which many visitors found a little confusing to navigate around (including my sister and I). We bumped into many other visitors who were equally as lost as us, which was purely down to the lack of signage. It meant walking to and from different exhibitors and showrooms (sometimes in circles) which added to the fun. I really enjoyed Clerkenwell Design Week and I thought there were some really excellent pieces I came across. 

All statements and recommendations are purely my own opinion. I have not been paid to feature or advertise any product, brand or service in this post.