We Explore Some of our Favourites at This Year’s Clerkenwell Design Week

With Milan Design Week done and dusted, the modish season of divine design and contemporary innovation is truly upon us. London’s Clerkenwell Design Week is the next stop, and we’re keen to get stuck into this design-packed jamboree. This vibrant hub allegedly boasts the stunning accolade of having more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet.


The week showcases the vibrancy and creativity of both the UK and international design community, with exhibitions, installations, and showroom events. It’s a fair you don’t want to miss, with a diverse and exciting haul of global and innovative furniture brands. So, take a seat and let us share with you our pick of some of the top chairs on show at this year’s #CDW, so you know what to look out for.

“The theme of being together in harmony has always been at the foundation of Arper’s creation, design and production: shells, bases, accessories, materials, colours, and fabrics that work together flexibly and fluidly in order to achieve top results,” Arper tells us. Top results abound, in their 2017 output.

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Casala’s products are renowned for their functionality and design,” the brand tells us, and the Manta chair is an exemplary case of these two tandem characteristics in balance – the holy grail of furniture design.


Carl Hansen
“Depending on your age, cultural background and geographical location we all convey meaning and past experience onto designs, which become layered over time creating a collision of something familiar while adding the personal story,” Carl Hansen & Søn’s CEO Knud Erik Hansen tells us.

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Model 52 Sofa

Icons of Denmark
“For this year’s CDW17, we’re particularly excited about the launch of the Arctander chair – a fantastic piece designed in 1944 which was recently put into production again by the designer Philip Arctander’s granddaughter.” From classic to contemporary, more new designs coming from Icons of Denmark include the elegant Covent chair and the more daring Acme chair, combining circle and square into a harmonious design.