Clerkenwell is home to more interior designers and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, so it is only fitting that a design hub with such a wealth of creativity should have its own celebrated week of Design. CDW has created a diverse showcase of local and international brands through a collection of exhibitions, showrooms, talks and installations.
However this year proved to be logistically trickier than previous years as a number of locations were trialed for the first time to try and compensate for the loss of the wonderful Farmiloe building. These events included Fabric Nightclub and a temporary pop up exhibitin in Spa Fields. A few bumps can always be expected with so much change and hopefully in future years visitors will be slightly more clued up as to all the new venues.
Next year is going to be crucial for event organisers and I really hope that suppliers and visitors alike are patient and persevere with the fair because the two are crucially dependent on each other. If the caliber of supplier drops visitors won’t come back and if visitor numbers don’t increase then the suppliers won’t want to financially commit to another year.