Clerkenwell’s Most Wanted revealed by eporta trade survey

posted on Saturday, 16th July 2016 by Steve May

Trade Show  Clerkenwell Design Week 


So what were the hottest products during Clerkenwell Design Week 2016? Online sourcing platform eporta has compiled a list of the hottest brands and products for trade buyers. It says data tracked from the event reveals the show was “a triumph for London based design brands and home grown talent, many of which are breaking new ground with technology and eco design.”

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So here’s the Clerkenwell hit list for 2016

1. Graypants – Moon pendant. Handcrafted from recycled cardboard tough and elegant precision cut with a laser & assembled by hand. (USA & Holland)

2. Poliform – Mad Queen Two Arms by Marcel Wanders for Poliform is part of the expanded 'Mad Chair' collection with a soft textured shell and robust diagonal wooden legs. (UK)

3. Tom Dixon – Curve pendant ball (UK) a new curved geometrical light pushing the boundaries of thin etched metal fabrication with a soft nickel silver coating. (UK)

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4. Copper & Silk – Kew Chandelier, made in the UK a contemporary solid brass chandelier drawing on botanical forms. (UK)

5. Another Brand – Cubo Side Table from Theo William's brand is made from the offcuts of discarded wood components and comes with one or two drawers. (UK)

6. Jonathan Field – various. With a workshop in East London, Jonathan Field is inspired by his native East Yorkshire to create wooden forms with flowing lines. Each piece is made by hand and no two pieces are the same. (UK)

7. Norr 11 – Mammoth Ottoman fluffy wool and Mammoth chair from Norr 11 who are inspired by the Danish movement from 1900. The Mammoth chair is a handcrafted modern winged armchair – minimalist and comfortable. (Denmark)

8. Sixteen 3 – Erin Side chair, fully upholstered – A vintage style chair in beach with custom fabrics – practical and comfortable from the UK brand who produce innovative office furniture. (UK)

9. Petite Friture – Hollo side table and stools simple and structural steel side tables and stools – practical and elegant, they would adapt to any interior and come in a range of finishes. (France)

10. Reason Season Time – Alairo Altitude the chest is a textural, aluminium covered chest with hand beaten rivets and part of a wider collection from the London based eco brand (UK).

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Currently more than 2,000 trade buyers and 750 suppliers trade, eporta allows interior designers, architects, retailers and the contract market to connect directly with suppliers globally and online.

Product lines include big names such as Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Tom Dixon and Roche Bobois as well as smaller outfits and craftspeople. Take a look for yourself at

Steve May

Inside ID Editor Steve May is a freelance lifestyle and technology journalist, who also writes for T3, AskMen UK, MTV UK, TechRadar and Trusted Reviews.

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