Trendy designer types looking lost in
’s EC1, a pop-up bar in a disused garage forecourt and a boardroom table bicycle? It’s got to be Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW), which takes place in London ’s architectural community, from May 24-26. This three-day festival takes place in the creative hub of the capital and celebrates the best of design. London
On the opening day, visitors thronged the area around Farringdon station asking directions to Tinsel town (American diner and milkshake bar not LA). While the streets played host to installations and pop-up venues, such as the Step In Bar in an old petrol forecourt, which all formed part of the CDW trail.
The kitchen and bathroom industry could learn some lessons from this uber-cool festival, which effortlessly promotes best in class. While design takes to the streets in Clerkenwell, visitors interested in all things kitchens and bathrooms have to put up with staid exhibition halls. It's odd the industry is kept behind doors considering we all talk about 'open-plan, living spaces'. Perhaps we should start a Kitchen and Bathroom Carnival in
London’s Wigmore Street in the West End. Any takers?