Icon’s House of Culture – Clerkenwell Design Week
From growing tomatoes out of car tyres to the latest trends in chair making, Clerkenwell Design Week is underway, and new additions to the festival are only helping its popularity. Icon’s House of Culture on Clerkenwell Green is hosting a variety of European brands, various film screenings and talks with top designers on their craft. The event hosted by Icon magazine, one of the media sponsors of the festival, is at the Old Sessions House – a beautiful Georgian building in the heart of Clerkenwell – which contrasts the modern innovations on view around every corner.
Walking round the light and airy rooms of the House of Culture, looking at garden furniture and attempting to not knock over plants; there is one thing this particular event makes clear – Clerkenwell is making its mark as the design hub of the capital.
Competing with the likes of the tech-savvy Shoreditch nearby, Clerkenwell refuses to be overshadowed, by presenting the best new designs on an international and local scale. But the way in which the talent and creativity is shown makes it all the more special, appealing to all ages with its quirky layout and interesting displays that make sure there is something to look at wherever you explore.
With Clerkenwell boasting on the Design Week website that it is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world, it is important these enterprises are shown to embrace the area’s creative potential and success. The host being the renowned Icon magazine is a great combination to show off leading furniture brands, with their power and stance in the architecture and design world making the event truly eye-catching and thought-provoking.
Here are more images taken at Icon’s House of Culture: