Friday, 3 June 2016
This years Clerkenwell Design Week was a bit of a treat - bigger and dare I say it better than some in the past. There was a lot of engagement and a really cohesive design story for the 3-day event. It also felt like there was more of Clerkenwell involved, maybe as the Farmloe building wasn’t an option this year the venues were a little more innovative. Plus the actual walk between events was really thought through with signage and good maps.
On the opening day I joined the weblogdesign crew on a guided walk through some hot spots – this was ace as I’d been unable to make the press breakfast due to school drop offs. I also got to catch up with some great bloggers I knew like Natalia Jane and Daniel Nelson (from we blog design) plus I met some new ones like Natasha Nuttall and Hannah Trickett. We started out from the Arper showroom on Clerkenwell Road – I snapchatted like crazy at Salone del mobile on the Arper stand – here the guys laid on fantastic coffee to get us started as well as sharing with us their collaborative working space.