21 May Spotted at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015
There’s always a buzz of anticipation when Clerkenwell Design Week hoves into view and 2015 is no exception. Roundhouse took in London’s premier design quarter and caught up with old friends like Deadgood and Pinch and discovered some new and exciting products.It was great to see colour pop up here and there in a sea of mid-century inspired Walnut furniture. Pinch showed a vivid green-framed cabinet (see photo above) and woven textile designer Eleanor Pritchard collaborated with Cebl furniture using complementary colours; a vibrant orange geometric fabric on an upholstered seat on a sharply contrasting turquoise frame stool (see photo). We could easily see it looking fabulous in a Roundhouse bespoke kitchen.Billy Lloyd’s stunning Stoke–on-Trent made ceramics caught our eye (see photo below); another British designer manufacturing in the UK and on sale in the Conran Shop. Perhaps some of his work may make it into a Roundhouse showroom… watch this space!Cousins & Cousins Architects produced a bright and bold Murano glass inspired pavilion in collaboration with GxGlass in the middle of St John’s Square (see photo) and in keeping with a glass theme we just adored this (see photo) outdoor glass lamp by Prandina – good elegant outdoor lighting can be hard to find.Bert & May suggested an inspiring solution to London’s housing crisis with Barge no.1. and most of the visitors(including us) overheard on-board were captivated by it’s beautiful interior.It’s not just the products at Clerkenwell Design Week that look so good but the surroundings in which they are displayed. It reminded us of our own showroom at Roundhouse Wigmore Street – a former music publisher’s offices complete with musical themed stained glass windows – a perfect backdrop for showing off Roundhouse bespoke kitchens. At Clerkenwell the Farmiloe Building is a former glassworks and the House of Culture (pictured here) is just glorious.So that’s it for another year at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 – roll on 2016!