Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Yesterday evening we had a tour around the Clerkenwell Design Week – we just stuck to the four main exhibition hubs – (not enough time for everything!) – but there was plenty to see in just these four locations!

It’s the last day today (Thursday) – so get down there! Lots of stuff is open until 9pm : )

Our main reason for popping along was to see the beautiful work of Kirsty AKA Lovely Pigeon:

lovely pigeonOur phone photos don’t do any of the work justice….but it gives you an idea!

Lovely Pigeon is exhibiting in the new Additions hub. It’s a new feature this year and was housed in the beautiful Crypt on the Green at St James Church, on Clerkenwell Close.

additionsjimbobartIt was lovely to see the work of other designers that we knew of: Jimbobart (above) and Yas-Ming Ceramics, Ham and Peter Ibruegger.

We also discovered some new things – took a few postcards:

tannaz oroumchi and chisel and mouseBeautiful architectural models by Chisel & Mouse and amazingly detailed re-imaginings of maps of London by Tannaz Oroumchi.

Next up was a trip to the Platform exhibition – housed in the basement of the House of Detention – a former Victorian prison – what a great venue!

Unfortunately it was a bit dark to take any photos – but there are some of it when it’s empty on the Londonist website: House of Detention.

These catacombs were all full of recent graduates and young designers work; beautiful furniture, lighting, woven stuff, and lots of other techniques on show. Favourites included; A Rum Fellow, Robert Scott and DesignK’s Tea for one table:

5_Tea_for_one_tea_table_blue_largeImage by DesignK.

Next it was on to the Detail exhibition, housed in the Priory Church of the Order of St John and in the crypt too.

This was high-end furniture and furnishings – all housed in a beautiful setting!

churchcryptchurch courtyard 2church courtyardFrom here, we popped into Craft Central, it was lovely to see a mini exhibit with the wonderful The Big Forest’s felt creatures in:

big forestbig forest 2Lastly, it was off to St John’s Street to the amazing Farmiloe building for the Design Factory exhibition.

Here are some photos of that on the Londonist website: Farmiloe Building.

This exhibition was immense – a lot of beautiful furniture mainly, and also some retail spaces – amongst them; Theo (the shop brought to you by Thorsten Van Elten) and The Link Collective, both with a gorgeous selection of stuff!

Here are a few shots of the location:

lightslights 2brendanGet yourselves down to Clerkenwell – six and a half hours to go!



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