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24 May

Clerkenwell Design week 2013, London – my picks.


muuto-the dots - 2013 This week was Clerkenwell Design week in London. In short, I sifted through the wealth of  design on display and honed in on the products that I found aesthetically pleasing. Here’s a selection of what I liked.

Above are The Dots by Muuto, hanger of coats, but also seen used as door pulls. They usually come in oak, yellow, black and light grey.

Above are this season’s new colours.The contrast of the pastel pink and deep green-grey would look great together in a hallway wall, whereas the red Dots could provide much colour relief for any monotonous interior scheme.


The Match tea light holders designed by ‘Form Us With Love’ for Muuto are both visually pleasing yet functional.

I am liking the clean lines of those mint colour coated aluminium lights. The latter would look great in an interior when combined with other pastel shades such as pale pink or yellow.


This Boet (nest in Swedish) bar stool by Note Design studio is beautiful in its quirky simplicity. It is contemporary in form with a cork seat and slimline tripod legs, yet the blue is one that is reminescent of a vintage furniture era.


These giant Button cushions on white metal legs by Form us with Love for Mitab looked inviting. Yes, I was tempted to sit on the display whilst lugging my bag packed full of catalogues and leaflets. The lovely exhibitor told me the interesting story behind the piece – apparently the inspiration came from when the designer visited a textile factory. Confronted by all the wastage in material, the idea for a large patchwork cushion chair was borne.


Lastly, the Ivy shelf from Swedese caught my eye. Admittedly this is not a new product, in the sense that it has already been in the market for a few years. I like the modular concept of the piece, creating a shape that challenges a contemporary notion of clean cut symmetry whilst producing a feature that is both modern and attention grabbing.

That is my round up of Clerkenwell design week. I hope you enjoyed it. I’m off to Berlin today for the Hive conference. So excited. Wishing my lovely readers a wonderful weekend. x

  1. Fab finds, Geraldine! I love the colours and the stool looks pretty comfy with its cork seat. Thanks for the round-up!! Oh, and happy weekend!

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      You’re welcome. I love the blue of that stool too. Happy weekend Igor. xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      The Up light is great 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great weekend too. Hope to meet soon. x

  2. Great selection as always Geraldine! Clerkenwell Design week is so inspiring and I’m literally still buzzing from from the excitement of it all! Have a fab time at the Hive. Toni x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thanks Toni. Hope you’ve had a lovely bank holiday weekend. 🙂 xx

  3. Nice selection Geraldine! Love the Muuto dots and UP light. Oh and the color of that stool is really pretty too! So sorry that you couldn’t make it to Berlin this weekend. Hope we’ll see each other IRL some time soon!

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thanks Judith. Yes, the whole Berlin flight thing was rather disappointing. Looking forward to meeting IRL soon too. Have a lovely week. xx

  4. CDW was pretty full on. Unfortunately I only made it for a couple of hours.

    Great to see your round up.

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I agree, there was so much to see. My head was spinning after a while. I ended up only photographing what I really liked, otherwise I think my phone power would have died.Have a lovely week Tina, it can only get better for us after what we’ve been through recently! 😉 x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thanks Sarah. congratulations again on your sweet little one. xx

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