Bakers Patterns & CDW Collaboration

Bakers Patterns have been chosen to partner with Clerkenwell Design Week on iconic signage for this year’s event

Following on from the success of previous years signage, CDW is once again looking to help navigate people around the area with iconic signage solutions


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Polystyrene is one of the most sustainable materials as it can be endlessly recycled. CDW Content Editor Max Fraser says, "Polystyrene is considered one of the ‘bad’ materials of our time as it can’t be recycled through regular municipal recycling schemes. However, if the material is sent back to the manufacturer, it is 100% recyclable (98% of it is air). So we are commissioning these beacons at CDW with their end-of-life destination fully diverted from landfill.”

For 2018 they have partnered with Bakers Patterns who will be working with 3 Clerkenwell based architects practices, to design and build the signage.

Bakers have a rich history of model making and a strong background in the A&D sector, having produced work for a number of the leading Architects practices and many artists and sculptors over the years, Bakers are excited to be part of this year’s design festival

CDW is a 3-day long showcase of the great and the good of the Clerkenwell area, a hotbed for Architecture and Design talent as well as a focal point for many of the country’s leading practices.

Bakers will be working with leading practices TDO, StudioDA & Studio8Fold to produce 3 eye-catching installations located across Clerkenwell


3x1x1: Reform is a threshold through which Clerkenwell’s regular commuters and design visitors will retrace, recall and remember moments of the city around them. The intersecting geometries form a threshold and frame views of every day, the surrounding built fabric of Farringdon, highlighting the unique historic nature of Clerkenwell as the creative centre between the London’s East and West.



In 1762, a landlord claimed his house and his daughter were haunted by the ghost of Fanny Lynes, who had died at home in Cock Lane. Regular séances were held, including one in the crypt of St John’s, to determine "Scratching Fanny’s” motives. Will you hear Fanny come knocking?

Studio 8Fold

EightHourDay reflects upon Clerkenwell’s incredible 18th-century-history of clockmaking, its streets then bustling with workmen from the various subdivisions of the trade. The form and play on the perspective reference the elusive behaviour of time, and its eight dials & absence of hands are a nod to the ‘short-time movement’ (8-hour workday), now warped by modern life.


Be sure to keep an eye out during the show, take pics and share away.