19 - 21 May 2020

About

About

About

Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. To celebrate this rich and diverse community, Clerkenwell Design Week has created a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.

Celebrating its 11th year in May 2020 (19-21) the award-winning* CDW has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and annually attracts the international design community to this small area of London for three days of exciting events. In 2019, the design community flocked to Clerkenwell with 34,185 attendees and over 300 exhibiting brands.

*Winner of Best UK Tradeshow at the AEO Awards 2016, no. 1 UK event on the Dezeen Hot List 2016.

CDW is a jam packed design festival consisting of 7 exhibition venues, 100+ showrooms, engaging installations, topical talks with leading creatives, hundreds of programmed events, fringe activities from local practices and tantalising deals across EC1's restaurants and bars. Find out more below.

Exhibition venues

There are 7 exhibition venues across the festival trail, each with a different curatorial focus. 

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Showrooms

100+ showrooms take part each year, highlighting the natural growth of EC1 as a creative area.

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CDW Presents

A plethora of interactive site specific installations are commissioned across Clerkenwell engaging passers-by.

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Installations

Uncover an array of temporary installations developed by specialist architectural, design and engineering brands.

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Conversations at Clerkenwell

Listen in on in-depth industry talks with established and new design talent across a 3-day programme of talks.

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Programme

Take part in a series of specially curated events including product launches and parties. There's Prosecco too!

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Fringe

Explore a selection of local practices who open their doors to the festival’s visitors hosting workshops, displays and much more.

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Food & Drink

Sample some of Clerkenwell's world-leading restaurants and eateries as they offer up a variety of discounts and deals for CDW visitors.

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Take a look at some of the highlights from 2019 below:

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