Your Essential Guide to Talks & Exhibits at Clerkenwell Design Week 2023

Clerkenwell Design Week is back in EC1 from May 23rd to 25th, delivering an extraordinary display of innovative products tailored to elevate your upcoming interior design ventures.

As the foremost design festival in the UK, it honours London’s vibrant creative sphere, encompassing over 130 resident showrooms, an impressive line-up of 200 exhibitors, and an exciting addition for 2023—10 captivating design destinations. Immerse yourself in a realm of unparalleled design, featuring globally renowned brands, hidden gems of talent, captivating installations curated exclusively for this event, and dynamic brand activations.

In this article you’ll find our summary of the unmissable talks and exhibitions this year round…


Kvadrat Explore Biological Mass Extinction

Rasmus Astrup, Partner & Design Principle from SLA, a Danish nature-based design studio, shares solutions to global challenges including climate crisis, biological mass extinction, social inequality, and the gap between humans and nature.

Tuesday 23rd @ 10am | Kvadrat Showroom

Green or Greenwashing

Join Giulia Neuhaus, Sustainability Manager for Ocee Design, for an energising conversation and critical discussion on sustainability hot topics, unpacking buzz words around materials and waste management, climate impact, and product declarations. Learn more about how to analyse and balance trade-offs to boost impact in your sustainability journey.

Tuesday 23rd @ 2pm | Ocee & Four Design Showroom | Register Here

Designing Textiles for Circularity

Industry experts Dr. John Parkinson and Ian Burn will unveil the secrets behind Camira’s groundbreaking closed loop recycled wool fabric, Revolution, and explore the importance of sustainable textile design in shaping the future of the industry.

Tuesday 23rd @ 3pm | Camira Showroom

Embracing Circularity

James Bell from Dragonfly Sustainability examines a life-cycle based approach to furniture design, production and consumption and how this is integral in conserving resources, reducing waste and driving decarbonisation, whilst creating dynamic and contemporary work environments that foster employee wellbeing.

Wednesday 24th @ 9.15am | Davison Highley Showroom | Register Here

Neuroaesthetic Panel Talk

Industry experts will tell share how the brain understands a space and its Interior design reach with Julian Sharpe of TP Bennett, Chris Crawford from Gensler and Rebecca Chamberlain from Goldsmiths.

Wednesday 24th @ 10.30am | Muuto Showroom

The Power of Personality in Workplace Design

Delve into the future of workplace design by exploring flexibility, employee well-being, and sustainability while engaging with a dynamic all-female panel of industry trailblazers. The panel includes Nadia Themistocleous, Lead Interior Designer at Trifle; Simone Suss, Founder of Studio Suss; Vicki Leach, Design Director at Deadgood; and moderated by Emma Morley, Founder of Trifle.

Wednesday 24th @ 4pm | Deadgood Showroom | Register Here

Circular Thinking in a Linear World with UBQ

Gareth Banks, Head of Sustainability at Orangebox, discusses carbon-focused circularity and explores UBQ’s ground-breaking process of transforming non-recyclable household waste into a patented material used for everyday products.

Thursday 25th @ 11am | Orangebox Showroom | Register Here

The Power of Materials

Icons of Denmark host a discussion featuring Design Director Prabha Jackson, Dodds & Shute Co-Founder Nick Shute, Bark Lounge Product Designer Rikke Hagen, and Kvadrat A&D Consultant Patrick Fairfield, exploring material choices, building a material knowledge base, and creating a better future in the corporate interiors industry.

Thursday 25th @ 1pm | Icons of Denmark Showroom | Register Here


Pop into any of these exhibitions at any time throughout Clerkenwell Design Week, no need to book.


Discover the cutting-edge circular manufacturers of Future Elements, offering biodegradable acoustic solutions and 3D-printed architectural elements.

Crypt on the Green

Navigate to the British Collection stand for a curation of the newly launched Conran Shop by CE International for the commercial marketplace.

Zaha Hadid Architects

Their CDW gallery will showcase the future of design, sustainability and human-centric technology, including products from circular manufacturers Aectual.



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