Top 5 innovative designs at Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 is a celebration of all things interiors, where designers get together to celebrate the latest in innovation and creativity. From large established brands to new start-up companies, there's something that will appeal to everyone. Beautiful lights, sofas, chairs and storage spaces were in abundance, but in an effort to narrow down what stood out we thought it would be good to pull out the truly unique and eye-catching, and the pieces that made us turn our heads in awe.

Boskke create products for greener living, and we just love its Sky Planter that defies gravity – an upside-down plant holder that can be hung in your kitchen, bedroom, workspace – anywhere that could do with an injection of nature.  Plants are proven to positively affect people’s health and stress levels, so hang one, or dozens, in your space to create an indoor garden.  These ones (above) have been paired with Plumen’s energy saving light bulbs for a super stylish look.

Meanwhile. TILT is a design and architecture practice that creates design solutions to transform the way people interact with each other.  Launching at the show, the Suitcase Desk has been made with co-working in mind.  Fully equipped with light, power, data points and a pinboard, the desk even closes and locks - hence the name.

Also by TILT is Quiet, a perfect pentagonal shaped cubby hole. It's just the thing to sit in to escape from the world preferably with a good book. We wouldn't mind a few of these in our office.

Duffy London had people swaying with joy in its playful Swing Table. A great design sure to encourage creative conversation in meetings and at dinner.

Karim Rashid has collaborated with Spanish company Sancal to create a new multi-functional, and fully customisable, sofa. Float, shown below, incorporates a wall, seating area, headboard rests and coat hooks all in one furniture piece. The sofa is a playful work of art that almost accidentally provides a place to lounge.

Clerkenwell Design Week is on until Thursday 23rd May 2013

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Maxine Bulloch, ACHICA

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