Clerkenwell Design Week reports record-breaking year with more than 37,000 visitors Above: Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW), the UK’s largest and free design festival, returned last month (23 –
25 May 2023) and reported a total of 37,725 visitors from both the UK and overseas – the best
attendance results in its 14-year history and 24% up on 2019.

Marlon Cera-Marle, Director of Design at Media 10, said, “We’re absolutely delighted with what we

achieved this year – not only because we reached our highest visitor numbers yet, but also because

we were met with so much excitement and enthusiasm from our visitors and the wider A&D


“This year we made a full-scale return to Clerkenwell – and with our most extensive programme to

date. Everyone was so looking forward to seeing interesting products and meeting with their

suppliers and peers again.”

Cera-Marle added, “I’d like to thank everyone – including our local showrooms, partners, exhibitors

and sponsors – who have supported us this year and made CDW another resounding success.”

The 2023 festival comprised a total of 11 exhibition venues presenting more than 300 design brands

and makers – as well as a network of over 160 local showrooms hosting a range of product launches,

workshops and talks.


Clerkenwell Design Week is back from 21 – 23 May 2024. Sign up for the CDW newsletter to stay tuned.


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