Clerkenwell Design Week: Jennifer Newman


If you are a lover of all things interior and all round brilliant design, then Clerkenwell Design Week is definately worth a visit. The three day festival (on until the 26th May) brings together a varied programme of events, including product launches, pop ups, exhibitions, installations, open studios and workshops.

Amanda and I got there bright and early for the press breakfast yesterday and had something of a middle aged moment. After an introduction by the PR team we were invited to look round some of the installations and events, but annoyingly some of them hadn’t finished setting up! Mmmm not a great start, but after we had got over our ‘grumpy old women’ moment, we found some great products – and very stylish people – we just can’t help noticing what everyones wearing!

One of our favourite exhibitors was Jennifer Newman, who stopped us to discuss clothes (she liked my bag). Jennifer confessed that although she is a furniture designer, her real passion is making clothes and she sews every night. We just had to take a picture of her, as she looked great in her Agnes B jacket, Yamamoto trousers and top she had made herself. She told us she ‘makes furniture and clothes she can’t find.’

We loved the bright coloured aluminium garden furniture she designs, particularly the A-Frame Bench she launched at the show. A contemporary take on the classic pub table and bench set, its durability and sleek modern design would brighten up any environment. It comes in Signal Yellow, Citrine Green and Hot Pink, or you can custom order from the full range of RAL colours from her website. You can also find the groove table on The Best Dressed Garden.

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