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Brief Published: 23 May 2014

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Hunting & Narud, Anglepoise x Paul Smith, Hend Krichen at Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Clerkenwell Design Week returned to London for the fifth time this year with an increased roster of brands on show and several new design hubs throughout the district. We scoured the event for the best in show. 

  • Continuing the trend for reinventing archive designs (as depicted in Remake, Reissue, Repeat Success), a collaboration between two British icons – lighting brand Anglepoise and designer Paul Smith – was launched.

    The result is a new colourway for the Type75 lamp; individual components are applied with different colours to highlight its mechanisms. Featuring colourful mid-tones, the palette references Digital Mimic from our S/S 2016 Colour Spectrum.
  • Home accessories by London-based designer Hend Krichen are inspired by traditional Tunisian craftsmanship. Unglazed earthenware vessels feature a contrasting etched copper collar for an item that has a raw yet luxury feel. Look to Unearth for similar inspiration.   
  • As highlighted in Balance from Milan Design Week Product Trends, we are seeing products that play with clashing proportions to explore the perceived weight and strength of materials. Apex tables by London-based Norwegian designers Hunting & Narud follows on this theme.

    In opposition to convention, a glass base supports a solid conical wooden top, with only the very point of the wooden form touching the glass. The tables were shown at The Scin Gallery as part of an exhibition in collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council, showcasing the diversity of this sustainable material option.

Look out for more events coverage coming soon from NY Design Week, including ICFF and the National Stationery Show