Clerkenwell Design Quarter is an official District of the London Design Festival. Now in its fourth year, CDQ brings together all the multi-disciplinary components of this historical area, from showrooms, retailers and pop-ups to restaurants and bars.

Silver Speaks: Form

1 Jun 2016 - 23 Sep 2016

On display in the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s glazed Atrium until 23 September 2016, this exhibition shines the spotlight on over 30 pieces of work by talented members of Contemporary British Silversmiths (CBS). FREE - no ticket required

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

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Talent 2016

5:00pm - 6:00pm 20 Sep 2016

The top 20 UK designer maker graduates of 2016 – celebrated by Craft Central – a dedicated showcase of the top 20 graduate designer makers (BA Hons & MA) from across the UK

Craft Central, 33-35 St John's Square, London EC1M 4DS

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Barbican x Bocci

14 Sep 2016 - 18 Apr 2017

Bocci’s immersive light installation 44 is the second site-specific commission for the lightwell in the Barbican foyer. Designed by Omer Arbel, the light installation comprises of over 300 free-poured aluminium forms, engaging with notions of weightlessness and mass, craft and mass production.

Barbican Foyer, Level G, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

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The 13 sq metre House by Nina Tolstrup

15 Sep 2016 - 24 Sep 2016

Is this London’s smallest home? Designer and architect Nina Tolstrup of StudioMama fame, is developing a fully formed home in the heart of north London that measures an astonishing 13 sq metres. Viaduct presents a full scale model of the house during the London Design Festival at its Clerkenwell showroom.

Viaduct Furniture Ltd, Summers Street, City of London, London EC1R 5BD

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The Bare Minimum – A new look at minimal furniture

15 Sep 2016 - 24 Sep 2016

Viaduct kicks off this year’s Festival with an in-depth look at minimalism in furniture design. This exhibition is curated to maximise and contextualise the spirit of this powerful architectural and design movement with examples of influential furniture, all in room-set environments.

Viaduct Furniture Ltd, 1-10 Summers Street, City of London, London EC1R 5BD

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Borough Wines

17 Sep 2016 - 25 Sep 2016

Borough Wines will be creating a whisky-inspired installation in their Exmouth Market store featuring Australian designers Denver & Liely's handcrafted whisky glass. In addition, the Exmouth Market store will be running a series of whisky tastings.

Borough Wines, 63 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QL

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MARK Product: Ice Cream Social

19 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016

MARK Product will be exhibiting furniture and other projects by their founders John Miller and Anna Hart. The showcase marks the launch of the Hart Miller Design studio. It includes products such as the new Alf range and the Mycroft range which has been specified for workplace and hospitality projects as well as homes all over the UK. Guests who visit after 3.30pm during the London Design Festival will be treated to Cornish Moomaid ice cream and bubbles as part of a MARK ‘Ice Cream Social.’

MARK Product, 31 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1M 5RN

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Cosentino City London – Grand Opening

19 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016

The world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design,the Cosentino Group will host special evening events on the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 5-8pm. Veuve Clicquot Champagne, oysters and an exclusive tapas menu designed by a 3 Michelin-starred Chef will be served throughout.

Cosentino City London, 30 Old Street, London EC1V 9QR

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Future Luxury

6:00pm - 8:30pm 19 Sep 2016

Future Luxury examines how the rules of luxury are being rewritten as consumer motivation for luxury products, services and brands evolve to create bespoke experiences and satisfy more intellectual needs. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

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Craft and Architecture

6:00pm - 8:00pm 19 Sep 2016

Sculptural jewellery designers Vicky Ambery-Smith and Mary Ann Simmons in conversation. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

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Simply Rhino Design Taster Session

10:30am - 12:00pm 20 Sep 2016

Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani shows how parametric modelling coupled with digital fabrication enables the design, simulation and fabrication of unique products for both furniture and product design. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

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Radicals and Revolutionaries: An Adventure Walk through historic Clerkenwell

11:00am - 12:00pm 20 Sep 2016

Just beyond the reach of the City with its strict rules and regulations, Clerkenwell has long been the home of radicals and revolutionaries, Quakers, non-Conformists and libertarians, as well as criminals and those living outside the law.
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Farringdon Station, London Borough of Islington, United Kingdom

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Simply Rhino Design Taster Session

10:30am - 12:00pm 21 Sep 2016

From award-winning window displays for Karen Millen to ‘Tangential Dreams’ for the Burning Man Festival 2016, Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani, presents projects from practice. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

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Digital Disruption

6:00pm - 8:30pm 21 Sep 2016

The Future Laboratory will explore how the blending of digital and craftsmanship; the merging of technology and materials will enhance the art of making and how we can embrace technology without losing our own humanity in the process. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

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From Plans To The Plate: Creating A Space People Want To Dine In

6:00pm - 8:30pm 21 Sep 2016

Join us on 21st September for a restaurant design-based Q&A with food and drink at Albion Clerkenwell. Speakers will include Isabelle Chatel de Brancion of Spin Architecture, Albion Co-founder Peter Prescott, James Woodhouse of Conran Contracts, Sean Sutcliffe Co-founder and MD of Benchmark and ercol Chairman Edward Tadros.

Albion, Unit 1, The Turnmill, 63 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5NP

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Furniture Inspiration from Morgan

22 Sep 2016 - 25 Sep 2016

British furniture designer and manufacturer Morgan will exhibit new products at the London Design Festival this year, with activities taking place at their Clerkenwell showroom. They will also be exhibiting at the Cubitt House of Design Junction, 22nd - 25th September.

Morgan Furniture 1 Dallington Street, London EC1V 0BH

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Simply Rhino Design Taster Session

10:30am - 12:00pm 22 Sep 2016

Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani shows how to create creative loops between designs and environmental feedback in architecture and interior design and demonstrates how parametric design tools enable designs that adapt and are responsive to their specific environment. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

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Whole System Craftsmanship

6:00pm - 8:30pm 22 Sep 2016

The idea of creating a benign, sustainable economy has failed – consumerism is now part of the environment and vice versa. The Future Laboratory explores how artists, designers and makers are creating work that reflects how intertwined the human, technological and natural worlds are becoming. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

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Digital Disruption

6:00pm - 8:30pm 22 Sep 2016

The Future Laboratory will explore how the blending of digital and craftsmanship; the merging of technology and materials will enhance the art of making and how we can embrace technology without losing our own humanity in the process. Ticketed event.

The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

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