Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW), the UK’s leading design festival, is set to return to London between 23th – 25th May 2023 – with what organisers say is 'a stronger than ever programme' including the addition of Design London. “With the global design community descending on London in May, Clerkenwell Design Week is the perfect new home for Design London,” says Marlon Cera-Marle, design division director of Media 10. “Amalgamating Design London (which was formerly held in Greenwich in September) into the programme of events further bolsters the experience of Clerkenwell Design Week, as the most anticipated design destination after Milan.”
The 12th edition of CDW will again take place in the heart of Clerkenwell – historically a melting pot of craftsmen and makers, and now home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world. The 2023 festival is set to offer the biggest programme to date – with more than 600 events taking place across the EC1 neighbourhood.
Since inception in 2009, CDW has established itself as one of the foremost independent festivals in the global design calendar, championing design excellence, creativity and innovations.
“We’re thrilled to be back with Clerkenwell Design Week this May,” says Cera-Marle. “CDW is always known for being one of the key destinations for specification – as well as discovering new talent and ideas – for architects, interior designers and creative minds alike.”
The 2023 festival, which is the 12th edition of CDW, is welcoming two new additions to its exhibition venues across Clerkenwell, taking the total number to 12. Together, these 12 unique venues will present over 300 design brands and emerging talent. Participating brands include Ideal Standard, Kohler, VitrA, Gessi, Formica and many more.