This May 22-24 will be the third edition of London’s Clerkenwell Design Week and promises plenty of new attractions in this design-rich historic part of the city. Our partners at graduate portfolio site ARTS THREAD takes a look at some highlights.
Made in Britain showcases national talent from Scotland to Cornwall, including Another Country, Assembly Room, Bark Furniture, Dare Studio, deadgood, Imogen Heath, Jennifer Newman, Liam Treanor and Textiles Scotland.
ARTS THREAD are also looking forward to seeing work from outside the UK and this edition, there is a focus on Eastern Europe. Watch out for Latvian furniture designer Arthur Analts, Hungarian design-craft collective FISE and the Czech Centre with winners of the 2011 Czech National Awards for Student Design. This focus on Eastern European design, confirms MPDClick’s predictions for increased interest in contemporary design from the region.
Design studio Aberrant Architecture will host daily performances in The Small Coal Man’s Travelling Theatre that takes its cue from the eccentric 17th century theatrical entrepreneur Thomas Britton who created a concert hall on top of his coal shed.
At the Frameless Gallery, a don’t miss event will be Studio Mischer’Traxler’s Collective Works, initially developed for Design Miami/Basel 2011. Made up of Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, the studio’s Collective Works is an installation that will produce on each day of the festival a unique wooden veneer basket; it is audience participation that activates the machine.
For those people who don’t make it to Milan in April, Clerkenwell Design Week is also a chance to see many of these new products only a few weeks later.
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Image source, in rows from left to right: Clerkenwell Design Week 2012, The Small Coal Man’s Travelling Theatre, Aberrant Architecture; Solar Tree, Artemid, Collective Works, Studio Mischer’Traxle.