Clerkenwell Design Week Postponed Due to COVID-19

Please see the below press release regarding Clerkenwell Design Week 2020.

In light of the global impact caused by COVID-19 and following careful consideration, Clerkenwell Design Week will be postponed until 14-16 July 2020.

As the UK’s leading independent design festival, this has not been a decision taken lightly, but the health, safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, clients and staff is our number one priority.

We have been working tirelessly to ensure that the investment made by all parties into this event is protected. Agreement has been reached, following productive discussions with Islington Council, to ensure that the new date will deliver the much-loved festival without compromise, bringing an undeniable buzz and splash of pink to the streets of Clerkenwell this summer. All of our suppliers, venues and various stakeholders have collaborated to agree this new date and to ensure that the event proceeds – in times of adversity the design community has really come together to ensure that one of the world’s leading design festivals does take place in 2020.

‘We will continue to consult with all relevant parties on a regular basis as we work towards delivering the best possible CDW this summer. The safety and wellbeing of all those involved is our priority and we are grateful for the support we have received from our exhibitors and partners in making this difficult decision. We believe that these new dates provide us with an opportunity to deliver what will be a very successful CDW in the height of British Summer.’ Lee Newton, CEO, Media 10 

Our thoughts continue to be with everyone that has been affected by the situation and we look forward to uniting the international design community in Clerkenwell, 14-16 July.


CFAS will continue as Media Partners for this great event and support all those in uniting the international design community in Clerkenwell.

Our Pre Clerkenwell publication, will continue to provide the opportunity for you to showcase your products in the run-up to 14-16th July.