London’s premier celebration of design is preparing for its third showcase in 2012. After attracting record visitors over the last two years, with over 24,000 registered visitors in 2011, CDW 2012 looks to be bigger and better, cementing itself as the UK’s leading architecture and design destination.
Taking place across Clerkenwell 22-24 May 2012 and sponsored for the
second year running by Jaguar, the three-day fest brings a vibrant
programme of events – spanning product launches, parties, auctions, debates,
pop-ups, exhibitions, installations, open studios and workshops. The
Farmiloe Building (a former lead and glass merchants warehouse) and The
House of Detention (a subterranean Victorian prison) will be showcasing the
latest product and furniture innovations from both home grown and international
manufacturers as well as a wealth of design and architecture talent.
Clerkenwell is also home to over 60 furniture design showrooms with many
staging exclusive new product launches, talks with high profile speakers,
installations and VIP parties.
No CDW is complete without public installations - this year Aberrant
Architecture, the UK based multi-disciplinary design studio and think tank
recognised for their interactive projects, is set to be one of 2012’s
highlights with a travelling theatre that aims to delight and engage the CDW
community by drawing on Clerkenwell’s rich theatrical history.