We aways feel a little bit lucky (smug) to have Clerkenwell Design Week on our doorstep.
Today is the last day, so if you have an interest in all things product; we’d highly recommend that you visit the show and dedicate time to wandering the streets and seeing as many exhibitions as possible.
Here’s our ‘best of show’:
Artemide: Brilliantly situated in the front window on the ground floor of the iconic Farmiloe building Artemide presents the IN-El collection. A phenomenal collaboration of fashion designer Issey Miyake with the lighting expertise and innovative approach of Artemide. The folded, pleated texture of the lights perfectly reflect the beautiful designs Issey Miyake is known for. Simply stunning
Next up, Muuto: The range has substantially increased since last years show. Elegant, contemporary and very Scandinavian. The brand name ‘Muuto’, inspired by the Finnish word muutos, means new perspective. Ranges of shelving, seating, lighting, desk wear, kitchen wear and soft furnishing all have a liveable quality that we love.
The Cloud Leopard by Nahoko Kojima, presented in Craft Central, rendered us somewhat speechless. The intricate, floating paper sculpture took Nahoka Kojima five months to create. Spectaculary intricate, the Cloud Leopard is cut by hand from only one sheet of paper
The Order of St John
Larkbeck caught our eye here with a beautiful collection of furniture. The attention to detail was completely evident upon opening the Asa No Ha Highboy and seeing the laser cut paneling inside the draws!
Make your way downstairs to the Louis Henri collection. An entire floor of the most considered furniture; from concept to completion that we’d ever encountered.
The Shongololo Bench was hand crafted in South Africa, upholstered with Eel skin. Every product felt like an heirloom.