Movie: major designers and architects including Michael Youthful and David Adjaye talk about their participation in Clerkenwell Style Week 2015 in this movie developed by Dezeen for the festival.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 Glaze pavilion at Clerkenwell Layout Week 2015

Clerkenwell Design and style Week is an annual occasion consisting of exhibitions, talks and temporary installations across the Clerkenwell area in London, house to a host of architecture companies and practically a hundred showrooms.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 Clerkenwell Design and style Week 2015

“Clerkenwell Style Week is a 3 day celebration of one particular of Europe’s most important inventive hubs,” display director William Knight says in the movie.

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“The foundations on which Clerkenwell Layout Week are primarily based are the showrooms. They are an essential element of what makes Clerkenwell a creative destination.”

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

Many brands chose to launch new items at this year’s present, which includes Coalesse, who launched a new carbon fibre chair designed by Hong Kong designer Michael Young at parent brand Steelcase’s flagship showroom.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

The chair is known as &lt5_MY, a reference to how light it is, and will be manufactured in factories that usually generate carbon-fibre bicycles.

Michael Young Michael Younger. Copyright: Dezeen

“The chair is referred to as ‘Less Than Five’ due to the fact it weighs much less than 5 pounds,” Young explains. “It is quite light, excellent for shipping and straightforward to carry.”

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 Double Zero by David Adjaye for Moroso

Architect David Adjaye also presented his new chair for Italian brand Moroso at the festival, which he created for his Aishti Foundation project currently under construction in Beirut, Lebanon.

David Adjaye David Adjaye. Copyright: Dezeen

“I wished a chair that did not look like manufacturing furnishings that had been ordered in,” he says.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 Icon’s House of Culture at Previous Sessions Residence

In addition to the showrooms, Clerkenwell Style Week attributes a variety of exhibitions situated in historic buildings close to the region.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 Gubi at Icon’s Residence of Culture in Previous Sessions House

The festival launched a new venue this year referred to as Outdated Sessions Residence, an eighteenth-century courthouse that hosted products by a variety of global design and style brands as portion of Icon’s House of Culture.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 Bestlite by Robert Dudley Greatest created by Gubi

“This was a unique opportunity to carry the brand to London and show the full collection in such an historical surroundings,” says Jacob Gubi, chief creative officer of Copenhagen-based brand Gubi, which was exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week for the 1st time.

Jacob Gubi Jacob Gubi, chief creative officer of Gubi. Copyright: Dezeen

Gubi, which generates Robert Dudley Best’s iconic Bestlite lamp as well as new merchandise by modern designers, took more than a entire space at Previous Sessions House to present their collection.

“It really is been such a pleasure to be portion of the venue,” Gubi says. “It truly is been a distinctive experience, so we will for positive be back following 12 months.”

The Invisible Store at St John's Arch by Sebastian Cox for Clerkenwell Design Week The Invisible Store at St John’s Arch by Sebastian Cox

Each 12 months, Clerkenwell Layout Week commissions a variety of installations, in which manufactures staff up with younger architects or designers.

Vita Contemplativa by Gruppe at Clerkenwell 2015 Vita Contemplativa by Gruppe

Installations this 12 months included a steam-bent wood set up by designer Sebastian Cox, pastel-coloured street furniture by Swiss studio GRUPPE as well as a pavilion by Cousins &amp Cousins architects made from glass produced by GX Glass.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 Glaze pavilion by Cousins &amp Cousins

“We had the inspiration from glass venetian sweets, due to the fact when I looked by means of the entire [GX Glass] item variety there had been so numerous colours,” Cousins &amp Cousins co-founder Jelena Cousins explains.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 Glaze pavilion by Cousins &amp Cousins

“I needed to explore all the various types and colours and create an object that you stroll via. So you happen to be walking by way of a glass sweet.”

Jelena Cousins Jelena Cousins of Cousins &amp Cousins. Copyright: Dezeen

2015 was a record 12 months for Clerkenwell Layout Week, Knight claims.

“This year has been a large achievement,” he says. ‘We’ve noticed record numbers going to the exhibitions, showrooms, participating in talks, interacting with the installations. We’re truly seeking to taking Clerkenwell Style Week forward in 2016.”

Clerkenwell Design Week show director William Knight. Copyright: Dezeen Clerkenwell Layout Week display director William Knight. Copyright: Dezeen

This film was developed by Dezeen for Clerkenwell Design Week. The music featured is by Uk house producer Just Ben.

Even now photography utilised in the story is by Sophie Mutevelian, unless of course otherwise stated.



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