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.
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 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.”
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.
The chair is known as <5_MY, a reference to how light it is, and will be manufactured in factories that usually generate carbon-fibre bicycles.
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.”
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. Copyright: Dezeen
“I wished a chair that did not look like manufacturing furnishings that had been ordered in,” he says.
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.
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The festival launched a new venue this year referred to as Outdated Sessions Residence, an eighteenth-century courthouse that hosted products by a variety of global design and style brands as portion of Icon’s House of Culture.
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, 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
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
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 & Cousins architects made from glass produced by GX Glass.
Glaze pavilion by Cousins & 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 & Cousins co-founder Jelena Cousins explains.
Glaze pavilion by Cousins & 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 of Cousins & 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 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.