What I love most about London's Clerkenwell Design Week is the sheer diversity of open showrooms and exhibitors, scattered throughout the historic streets and buildings in one of London's most interesting enclaves. This, and the lack of any tight format to which exhibitors must conform.
Now in its 7th year, the festival brings together furniture makers, manufacturers, textile designers, lighting companies, architects and artists - big and small, well-known and undiscovered. The only selection criteria appears to be high quality, imagination and innovation manifested in interesting products for the interiors sector.
It can be a bit confusing navigating your way around the myriad of exhibits dotted throughout the medieval streets of EC1. I always miss something, and inevitably get happily lost, even though I used to live and work nearby!
Here are a few snippets of inspiration we wanted to share: