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Clerkenwell Design Week in May brought inspirational Instagrammable ideas to EC1 – they were everywhere you looked. Here, we ‘upload’ some of our highlights from the three-day festival.

Architectural cakes by designer Kia Utzon-Frank @kiautzonfrank at the Desso showroom in Great Sutton Street @dessogroup.

Woodblock printing with artist Alex Booker at Clerkenwell London on Farringdon Road @clerkenwellldn, part of its “Design Undefined #3” exhibition for CDW.

A pavilion in St James’s churchyard designed by students, with local engineers AKT II and local architects Grimshaw @grimshawarch. Visitors added messages on ribbon.

Remember the retro toy Octons? This sculpture at St John’s Gate, featuring the Maltese cross, was made from Corian by Aldworth James & Bond @_ajandb_.

Striking display on the stand occupied by brassware brand The Watermark Collection @thewatermarkcollection at CDW’s Detail venue.

French designer extraordinaire Jean-Marie Massaud talks shop in the glow of the “Conversations at Clerkenwell” lecture space on Spa Fields.

Lush display by lighting company Bert Frank @bertfrankltd at the Icon House of Culture venue, at Fabric nightclub @fabriclondonofficial.

Loading bay as pop-up gallery: artist Shezad Dawood’s @shezaddawood designs for Brintons @brintons_carpets displayed in a derelict building on Goswell Road.

Entries from design website Dezeen’s @dezeen competition to design a post-Brexit UK passport, on show at Arper’s showroom on Clerkenwell Road @arper_official.

Bleeding Heart Yard transformed by its resident design agencies. If you touched the sensor, the lights flashed at the rate of your heartbeat.

Leather stitching with Bill Amberg Studio @billamberg at CDW’s Project venue.


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