CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2022 ROUND-UP

The Craig & Rose design team once again returned to EC1 to enjoy a plethora of street sculptures, artistic installations and design exhibits around the streets of Clerkenwell, London.  Here we've pulled together some of our favourite highlights to inspire your interiors plans.  

WARM AND RICH

With earthy colours already a key colour trend, there was a clear continuation of these rusty, warm colours across textiles and upholstery.  Inspired?  You can already shop this colour story from our 1829 Collection - check out Russet and Etruscan Red

Autumnal tones at Abitex.

Tactile fabrics from Woud Design.

Oversized over-lapping pattern on rugs from Holmes Bespoke.

Great colour update for the Onyar armchair from Roger Lewis Design.

Muted Pink

A fantastic example of muted plaster pinks used in combination against a backdrop of soft off-white.  This look could easily inspire a wall mural concept or tonal palette.

 

Left:  We checked out the new experience-led showroom located in The Market Building which had been created by interior architects Holloway Li for Coalbrook featuring a number of collaborators including Menu, Bard and Brazier, Bard and Blackwood and The Stonemasonry Company.

YELLOW-GREENS

We spotted plenty of greenery throughout the show, much of course was in the form of plant life.  On textiles and wall coverings, a selection of yellowy-greens was used and we loved seeing olive shades as well as some brighter, punchier pops of lime and chartreuse.

New olive tones on velvet and leather from Natuzzi.

A vibrant, fresh palette at Abitex.

Green and dark wood combination from Cizeta.

Multi-directional design by Arte.

HITS OF RED

Red continues to weave it's way back into interiors and in a number exhibits, red was used as vibrant, eye-catching highlights and on high-shine, glossy materials.

Resin cast shower screens designed by Holloway Li alongside Steph Gallia.

Gloss surfaces and tactiles fabrics.

Furniture by Menu in The Market Building.

WASTE MATERIALS

 With sustainability front of mind, it was great to see so much innovation with a wide variety of brands presenting new ways to use waste materials without compromising on style.

The Lo wall light made by Hand and Eye - made from recycled ceramic and glass.

The Work Series II concept by Another Country featuring a 100% recycled, removeable and recyclable top.

Recycled CD's by Revive Innovations.

Kirkby Design presented a sustainable range   including the speckled 'Spiral' collection made from recycled materials.

Weathered and Distressed

An appreciation for natural materials and raw, organic texture is driving strong use of texture and surfaces which present a weathered or aged appearance.  From cast iron to worn surfaces and patina effects on copper, this look was supportive of an industrial interiors style and perfectly fitting for contemporary spaces.

Cast Iron shower screens designed by Holloway Li alongside FSE Foundry.

Distressed finishes - dark colouring.

Repurposed materials from L'arca SRL.

Tarnished copper switches from Dowsing and Reynolds.

Distressed patina effects featured by Lip lighting.

Aged leather.

If this unique look has inspired your home decorating plans, take a look at our Artisan range which includes a wide variety of decorative paints and finishes. Inject some striking contemporary style into a room by illuminating smaller details and feature walls.

This range includes our much-loved two-step Copper Effect paint and Copper Patina solution - the perfect option for you if you are inspired to adopt this intriguing look.

LINEAR DETAILING

Ribbed and fluted surfaces are an important surface trend for furniture design, appearing across timber products and glass doors.  It's a look which allows for cost-effective home upcycle projects and design 'hacks' and also features on glass panelling and drinkware.  Here are some great examples from Clerkenwell Design Week of this linear style on furniture and lighting.

Furniture by Menu in The Market Building.

Fluted and reeded details by Punt.

Raw and glazed terracotta with ridged detail by Hand and Eye.

CIRCLES AND SEMI-CIRCLES

Voluminous profiles on upholstery continued to be evident but the evolution of this trend came in the form of much cleaner circular shapes, and curved outlines.

Rob Parker's Byard Works concepts shown at Light + Rising Stars venue.

Reeded glass and curved profiles from Parla.

Sustainable cork by Christian Watson.

New collections inspired by 1970's from Houseof.com.

CAPTIVATING METALLICS

Warm metallics remain a key focus for accessories, hardware and lighting and we enjoyed seeing copper across large surfaces too!  To add some metallic sparkle to your home, take a look at our stunning range of metallic paints and sprays.

Copper details by Forest to Home.

Copper worktop combined with wood from Forest to Home.

New metallic designs from Anna Hayman.

Sculptural lighting by Jonathan Coles.