Clerkenwell Design Week started today and continues for the next two.  It is reckoned to be the UK’s leading design festival


The festival is in many venues around Clerkenwell. Please see the map for all locations and events.

Closest underground stations: Farringdon and Barbican

Bus routes: 4, 19, 341, 38, N19, N38, N41, 55, 48

To visit, register free here and bring your entrance voucher to the registration area at one of our 4 main venues, detailed below. You can also register on site at any of the 4 venues.

Design Factory (34 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AY)

Among the exhibitors at the Design Factory site is Barbican Life advertiser, Crosseyes – the

Danish, trendsetting eyewear chain which has launched a new, head-turning campaign for their exhibition at the Festival.

The campaign: ‘Scandinavian Personality’ is a series of photos with very eye catching characters wearing CrossEyes Specs from the latest Spring collection.

Says CEO Søren Møller: ‘At CrossEyes, we love people with character and this campaign has some great individuals showing off our Eyewear in a particularly fun and fashionable way. The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to choose frames that reflect their Personality – the Scandinavian way – which is all about following your instinct and your Heart.’

CrossEyes opened their first store in the UK on Goswell Road in Clerkenwell last January. CrossEyes Clerkenwell is run by owner and optometrist – Panos Nicolaou: ‘We experienced the buzz of Clerkenwell Design Week last year and decided then that we had to be part of it this year! As the only eyewear brand at the show, we are particularly excited about making an appearance at Clerkenwell Design Week. It’s going to be fun! We’re looking forward to the reaction we get to our New Concept from the Clerkenwell locals and the international crowd of creative design-enthusiasts visiting the show.’

The other Design Week venues are, Platform (Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0AS)
Detail (St Johns House, 53-54 Saint John’s Square, London, EC1V 4JL)
Additions (The Crypt on the Green, St James Church, Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0EA)

while many other participants also have showrooms in the area.

Venue opening hours are 10:00-21:00 daily.

Don’t forget to visit one of the 85 fabulous showroom partners, you can check out what they’re up to over the 3 days here.

Or see the very exciting newest venue Icon’s House of Culture at the beautiful Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0NA

Commissioned projects are detailed under CDW Presents, the official talks programme can be found under Conversations at Clerkenwell and open architecture and design studios under Fringe.

Finally see what delicious local bars and restaurants have to offer registered visitors over the 3 days.

With so much to do and see for #CDW2015, get planning and enjoy!