Clerkenwell Design Week 2012


Just three years old and the voguish Clerkenwell Design Week seemed impossibly popular.  Showcasing everything from avant-garde candleholders to the wonderfully lithe Jaguar XJ13 concept from 1966 (a very good year), the notoriously unpredictable British weather held and the crowds were out.

Opened exclusively for Clerkenwell Design Week, the atmospheric House of Detention offered ambitious and enterprising young designers an opportunity to demonstrate their latest and most prized creations whilst the imposing Farmiloe Building hosted the big-hitters of interior design worldwide. 

Perhaps the most arresting exhibition, however, was headline sponsor Jaguar’s display of a full-size C-X16 Concept model – half of which was made of clay.  Worked on by various Jaguar sculptors, it gave a unique insight in hands-on car design.

As you’ll see below, though, there was a lot more to talk about. 

From Victorian times, inside The Farmiloe Building

Live sculpting of a Jaguar C-X16 model

A 1966 Jaguar XJ13

Part of 'Metamorphosis' by Material Lab

Dare Studio's Cage Lamps

Part of the "LifeSpaceJourney" range by Matilda

A work in progress

A 'member' of the Italian Chair District

Ross Lovegrove's "Solar Tree"

"Clearcut" by 9 Across

4.2-litre V8 not particulary ecological, stunning looks make up for it....just

"Money Bowl", by Arthur Analts, is made up of £3,000 worth of shredded bank notes.

Moire Clocks by Toby Sanders

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen's sculptures depict the unreal

"Greenhouse", by Kristyna Pojerova

Evil Robot Design will create bespoke products using old action models

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