Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

I know it’s been a while since my last post, and for that I am truly sorry! However, I have a visual feast for you today direct from this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week! Here’s my favourite finds…

Casa Botelho

The fabulous Joao Botelho and his ultra-glamorous style can be drooled over at the Platform Exhibition. Set within the historic, moody confines of the 19th century prison, House of Detention, Casa Botelho‘s luxurious velvet furniture pieces and Brazilian marble accent tables contrast the ancient brick and mortar in an exquisite living and entertaining space. Founder and creative director of Casa Botelho, Joao Botelho has perfectly designed the exhibition space to show how his pieces have enough pizazz to stand on their own, or can be paired together to create a stunning, seductive arrangement. My faves from new 2017 collection: Bronx Martini Table with light, Cupid Corner Armchair and the Ermes pentagon Pouf.

Read more about Joao Botelho and his glamorous designs in my post, ‘Casa Botelho: Effortless Luxury’.

Camilla Lee

London-based designer, Camilla Lee is working her magic with materials such as wood and ceramic to create uber-cool pieces for the modern home. Camilla’s integration of sound and design is unique and extraordinary. I love the Resound No. 2 and already have her customised Painting By Music artist painting in my online shopping cart! Obsessed!

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Resound No. 2 by Camilla Lee.

Ta-bl

Not just because I think the name of this design is awesome, the concept of it is just as cool! From the London-based, Hampstead design duo, Modernize Ltd, Ta-bl is an elegant, timeless and versatile folding table that comes in a range of beautiful colours. Put it next to an armchair, use it in the kitchen, place it next to the bed or even take it with you on a picnic; Ta-bl will go with you, anywhere!

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Foldable Ta-bl by Modernize Ltd.

David Hughes Lego Artist

As soon as you get a glimpse of David Hughes‘ artwork, be prepared for childhood memories to come flooding in! David is turning the universal, age- and gender-less tradition of lego, into art! Ideal for a minimal, contemporary home, David’s reinvention of the classic Roy Lichenstein pop art would look epic against a stark white wall!

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Lego art by David Hughes.

As ‘Where to Eat’ is always the most important factor of a city excursion, here’s some of my suggestions while visiting Clerkenwell Design Week. Before you do anything, grab a Flat White from the cutest little coffee shop, On The Green. Then, refuel at Albion with their delicious Avocado Toast. After walking around all day, socialising and mingling with other design-o’s, you deserve to indulge! Clerkenwell Grind has a super tasty menu but you can find a full list of participating restaurants here. There’ll certainly be something to tickle your tastebuds!

Clerkenwell Design Week runs from today, 23rd May until Thursday 25th, 2017. It’s free to attend and you can get all the details here, as well as a map of the exhibitions, showrooms and installations, and a program of demonstrations and expert commentary. Have fun!

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