Clerkenwell Design Week 22nd – 24th May 2012

17th May 2012

Here at the Richard Susskind office we are eagerly anticipating Clerkenwell Design Week which is now just a few days away – and it seems we aren’t the only ones excited by the design community’s calendar highlight; the press and media are also keen to catch a sneak peak of the exhibits on show.

As featured in the Evening Standard yesterday the festival expects exhibits from around 50 established British and international designers shown in three of Clerkenwell’s historic buildings; the Farmiloe Building, the House of Detention and the Order of St John.

Evening Standard’s Corinne Julius previews one of the week’s landmark displays Ross Lovegrove’s Solar Tree; a “20 ft solar-powered street lamp that looks like grass stems on steroids, topped with giant shower heads”. Not just interesting to look at, Lovegrove envisions that street furniture should be designed to reflect contemporary needs, hence the installation provides seating for passers by and there are plans to develop charging points for laptops and mobile phones. Julius reports that this project is one of many lighting projects showcasing as part of Design Week – we hope all of them are as forward-thinking as this one.

Other things we can look forward to are The Small Coal Man’s Travelling Theatre, music performances, a pop gin bar and a wealth of tasty food and drink.

Don’t forget to register!