Clerkenwell Design Week, May 2015

| by Bronwyn

Clerkenwell is one of London’s long established design destinations. Since the Industrial Revolution, craft workshops, printers, clockmakers and jewelers have been selling their goods in Clerkenwell. Today, traditional crafts can still be sourced here (e.g. the beautiful Wyvern Book Bindery on Clerkenwell Road), in addition to contemporary furniture brands such as Moroso and renowned architectural and graphic design firms.

This year was the 6th year of Clerkenwell Design week, an annual gathering showcasing design innovations over the course of three days. Absolute Abode’s interior design studio spent one day at the event, soaking up the atmosphere and design inspiration.

There were two main exhibitions that caught our eye.

Icon’s House of Culture

‘curated selection of top European brands within the spectacular Georgian surrounds of The Old Sessions House on Clerkenwell Green. Design companies from Fritz Hansen and Vitra, to Artemide, Gubi, Pinch, Timorous Beasties, Moroso and PP Mobler.

Bert & May



Barge No1 – demonstrating a modern spatial solution for alternative design-led living.

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