London | installations at the next Clerkenwell Design Week (23 / 25 May)
By FEDERICA LUSIARDI - April 18, 2017
Clerkenwell – in the London Borough of Islington – is ready for the 8th edition of the CDW – Clerkenwell Design Week, taking place from 23 through 25 May, 2017.
cover: the Beacon, installation supported by Perspex
This year’s show presents some ambitious temporary installations and pavilions including the Beacon (supported by Perspex), a 7.5m tall structure located at the entrance to Design Fields, one among the three “key areas” forming the central spine of the CDW’s events.
Inspired by the Tower of Babel, the structure of the Beacon will feature a staircase encased in a typographical design which celebrates internationalism: visitors will be able to climb up the internal staircase to a viewing platform. Also in “Design Fields”, the belgian company Buzzispace will make their UK debut of Buzzijungle, a playful elevated work-lounge space made from lacquered steel that visitors can climb, lounge and meet in.
above: Buzzijungle by Buzzispace
Working with iconic material producer Corian, innovative, multidisciplinary design group Aldworth James & Bond will be designing Order, an installation for the Arch of St John, one of Clerkwenwell’s most renowned sites.
Karndean Designflooring will produce a series of installations along the Clerkenwell route; in conjunction with their new floor tile collection named “Kaleidoscope”, each of the four artworks will feature both mirror and floor tiles creating a kaleidoscopic effect.
Left: Order by Aldworth James & Bond. Right: Karndean Designflooring
Finally, Scale Rule will introduce the next generation design pavilion, building on the huge success of last year, bringing together GCSE students from schools across London to respond to a challenging brief, exlporing ways in which architecture and design can encourage social interaction.
Clerkenwell design week, 2017: map of the events
CDW – Clerkenwell Design Week 2017
23 / 25 May, 2017
Clerkenwell Design Week 2016, photo (c) Sam Frost.
Images, courtesy of Clerkenwell Design Week.