Clerkenwell Design Week: Day One Highlights

Martyn White

Posted on May 25 2016

Highlights from the first day at Clerkenwell Design Week. Discover designs from Giles Miller, The Future of Design Pavilion and Surface Matter. 

This year's Clerkenwell Design Week has started in style with a walking tour of the pavilions and exhibition spaces to mark the opening of the design week and promote the new layout and walking route. The sun was shining and the crowds were in full force to see the highly anticipated Museum of Making, Tom Dixon's "The Church" lighting display and the KakFolley just to name a few of the hundreds of displays, brands and workshops planned for the week. 

Clerkenwell Design Week pink map on wall

One of my favourite discoveries of the day was the mesmerising tile billboard displays from Giles Miller Studio, sponsored by British Ceramic Tile. As you can see below, the colours reflecting in the daylight and sun look fantastic, changing with the weather and directing the public to the next exhibition spaces with its elegant flowing movement of the design. The sculptures have been produced in collaboration with British Ceramic Tile, who are celebrating the launch of their new London Hub in Clerkenwell during the festival.

Giles Miller tile abstract billboard signs at Clerkenwell Design Week

The next stop was to St. James's Church Garden to discover what designs were on display, nestled between the trees and foliage. The beautiful backdrop of the gardens played host to The Future of Design Pavilion (image below bottom left), designed by GCSE students becoming CDW's first education and community project helping to inspire young people and promote creative industry careers.

Highloghts and images of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

Other projects and designs to look out for in and around the gardens are Loll Designs by Surface Matter, a collection of bright and poppy garden furniture to entice the public to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Additions, a dedicated space to exhibit small design pieces and interior accessories. The project is the space for leading international brands to exhibit their products and latest collections and finally, the extremely popular display from Tom Dixon titled "The Church" displaying some of Dixon's finest lighting displays. 

Press Tour Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

This year's design week is already shaping up to be one of the best and we have two more full packed days remaining. Click HERE to view the full listings of events, workshops and exhibitions on display at Clerkenwell and do not forget to check back here for more updates and highlights from the week! 



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