Now in its sixth year, London’s Clerkenwell Design Week is going from strength to strength, packed with showroom events, pop-up exhibitions and special installations.

The international design community flock to this small area of London once a year to see the new trends and products that will shape things to come this year.

Natural materials and metallic finishes were still prevalent, but there was a noticeable refinement throughout. Raw textures had been tamed, lines straightened, shapes tessellated and a pleasing neatness created; craftsmanship had gone luxe.

Here’s a roundup of some of our favourite designs and trends.

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Also to be found at the Design Factory was Conversations at Clerkenwell, a series of talks and discussions on topics from architecture to the curation of public spaces.

A discussion chaired by ELLE Decoration’s Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Ogundehin considered the importance of originality and independent creative thought in design.

If you didn’t get a chance to visit the show, why not head to the London Design Festival in September? A heady mix of open showrooms, pop up exhibitions and special installations, this 3-day celebration of design brings together 300 brands and over 30,000 visitors.

www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com