To coincide with CDW’s 10th edition, CDW Presents Decade – a collection of 10, individually unique celebratory candle like beacons each designed by pioneers within the creative industry.

Each installation, symbolic of a birthday candle, will be placed at key locations throughout Clerkenwell, helping to guide visitors across the exhibition route in a fun and playful way. With a nod to the area as London’s creative heart and CDW as the UK’s leading independent design festival, each installation will showcase creativity and individuality as designers let their imagination run free.

Use the interactive map to discover the locations of the Decade candles.

Billi UK – Brewery Square
Billi’s unique and engaging candle captures the essence of the brand, with each of the four sides of the sculpture showing why architects, designers, contractors and many more choose Billi to fulfil their hydration needs.

Parkside – Clerkenwell Green
Parkside, the design-led tile specification company, has created a candle in collaboration with award-winning interior design and architectural studio JMDA, in celebration of its 10th anniversary this year.

EBBA Architects – St James’s Church Garden
EBBA ARCHITECTS are an architecture & design studio interested in the construction of inventive and materially rich buildings, spaces and objects across various scales and sectors.

This installation represents the importance of making in the area and the associations with public spaces in Georgian and Victorian buildings. The diamond motif found in the tiles of these buildings is used to wrap the column-like structure, creating a tapestry of different patterns.

Sponsored by Domus Group in collaboration with EBBA ARCHITECTS.

As Clerkenwell Design Week’s official charity partner, Maggie’s Barts are delighted to collaborate with award winning graphic designer and artist Sarah Boris for this Decade installation as part of CDW’s 10th anniversary.

Maggie’s Barts provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their loved ones.


Hakwood – St John’s Square
The Beauty of 40 candle created by Hakwood in collaboration with Shape London highlights Hakwood’s 40 year history and shows landmark achievements and key people that brought the company to where it is today. The interactive installation will consist of four facades each boasting 40 pieces topped by an illuminated ‘flame’.

Russell Bamber – Clerkenwell Close
Russell Bamber’s work is there to agitate a space; to bring unexpected joy and dynamism to our lives. He creates sculptures that teeter on the edge of design, painting and architecture bringing a new and exciting twist to the space they occupy.


Smith.Mathias – Cowcross Street
Clerkenwell is a patchwork of old and new and its rich history is embodied in the architecture.This sculpture by Smith.Matthias pays homage to the humble, utilitarian brick, so prevalent but often unnoticed. The colours have been chosen from the architecture of the district.

Clerkenwell Design Week – St James’s Church Garden
CDW has flourished to become the UK’s leading design festival since its humble beginnings in 2010. Representing Clerkenwell’s dynamic energy and creative diversity, CDW has become an amalgamation of celebration and undeniable talent.The much-loved personality of CDW underpins its character and here, we reflect on the festival’s creative journey, which of course involves a pop of pink!

100% Design – Spa Fields
2019 marks the 25th anniversary of 100% Design, the UK’s leading design trade event. Celebrating a quarter century of unearthing some of the industry’s most influential people, the show’s reputation as an unmissable destination for design and innovation precedes itself.For 2019, Design London will showcase a carefully curated selection of the world’s leading interior brands as part of this notable occasion.


Equitone – St John’s Square

EQUITONE facades evoke the unique nature of fibre cement – a mineral composite material with outstanding physical and aesthetic properties. EQUITONE materials offer an extensive palette of subtle and inspiring colours in a variety of textures and finishes, providing architects with the ability to bring inspirational designs to life..

Discover other decade installations around the Clerkenwell Design Week exhibition route. Use the interactive map here to find out where.