Designersblock 2011 is going to be held in the Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell. You might remember being there during Clerkenwell Design Week, or Designersblock in 2004. We’re back this year – it’s our favourite site for our show.
The Farmiloe Building has been used for shooting films such as Batman. Historically, the building was used by the lead and glass merchants George Farmiloe & Sons who also traded building materials such as brasswork. Owing to the weight of the materials in their warehouse, they used the latest wrought iron beam technology when the building was built in 1868 – and hence is one of the strongest buildings built in London of its time.
Because of this, the building is going to be around for quite some time. The state of the warehouses have been preserved right down to the peeling paint, which lends it the perfect atmosphere for a Designersblock show.
In one section of the building, a labrinyth of Victorian-style offices provide an interesting platform for exhibiting products – you feel that you are discovering something as you nativagate through the space.
The Victorian and ‘modern’ warehouse sections provide larger open plan spaces across three floors.
Entrance is through the Tunnel and into the Yard. Fingers crossed we won’t have wet weather during the show.
There are some beautiful spaces on the upper floors but unfortunately you’d need a helmet and a dust mask to enter.
If you are interested in exhibiting with Designersblock 2011, please get in touch!