Clerkenwell Design Week


Tuesday 22nd - Thursday 24th May 2018


  • 11am: Sir Tim Smit talk: ‘Creating Eden wherever you are’
    MARK and leading Cornish branding agency Nixon Design, are delighted to announce that Sir Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project, will kick start our programme of events during Clerkenwell Design Week. Sir Tim will give an inspiring talk on ‘Creating Eden wherever you are, followed by some fabulous food & drink and a chance to connect with some incredible creatives from Cornwall.
  • 6pm till late: Nixon London Launch
    Join us for an evening of great food, drink and networking with Cornish creative businesses, plus the launch of the new Tom Raffield website created by Nixon Design.


  • 9am: Creative Cornwall: Hosted by BBC Click’s Kate Russell
    Kate Russell will be hosting a panel discussion on creativity, technology and the benefits of working and living in Cornwall. Hear from Cornwall based businesses on what really makes Cornwall work for them. On the panel will be: Sanders Studio, 3 White Hats, Nixon Design & Headforwards.
  • 6pm-late: MARK Product: Launch of StudioSCAPE
    Be the first to see MARK's innovative new collection StudioSCAPE. Our new collaboration with office plants experts Oasis Interior Landscaping will transform the showroom into a lush green space with our new biophilic product range.


  • 6-8pm: A Place for Plastic?
    Journalist Katie Treggiden hosts a panel which includes Ella Doran and Seetal Solanki. How does the ‘plastic-free’ movement affect designers’ relationships with the wonder material of the twentieth century.
  • 8pm-late: Closing party with Tarquin’s Gin
    A Chance to celebrate Cornwall’s week at Clerkenwell Design Festival with great Cornish food & drink!

Now in its 9th year, Clerkenwell Design Week is one of the most important design festivals on the planet, attracting the international design community to London for a three-day extravaganza. Leading UK and international brands will be showcased in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and installations, captivating more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world.

The Invest in Cornwall team will be demonstrating the expertise of Cornwall’s most creative businesses and offering impartial advice and insight to help businesses fully understand the benefits of a Cornish location. We’ll also be challenging the perception that Cornwall isn’t just a place for lifestyle businesses, but is a viable, desirable destination for high-growth, technology-led businesses with big ambitions.

Take a look at our programme of business networking events as part of #CDW2018.

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Nixon Design

Mark Products

Sanders Studio




MARK/Nixon Studio,Ground Floor
Gate House, 1 St John's Square
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