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Clerkenwell Design Week: Anglepoise at Albion Clerkenwell

SEEN totally recommends that you attend the Clerkenwell Design Week next year. It’s going from strength to strength, showcasing the best in British design in all disciplines whilst bringing together disparate areas of London that are currently reinventing themselves in the area around Farringdon. With any luck, the week will be extended to the full five or even seven days, there’s so much to see and do.

From architectural practices to solo designer makers, there’s something to admire on every hand as you take the well-signposted route from Exmouth Market in the north, to Smithfield in the south. SEEN’s first visit was to the new Anglepoise HQ in the basement of Albion Clerkenwell, right next to Farringdon Station, in fact.

Anglepoise is of course, a design classic. SEEN can remember doing her homework by a seventies version in dark green. Like all classics they bear a degree of reinvention with each passing decade and the designer Paul Smith has collaborated on a new iteration especially for CDW17.

The lamp is available in bright colours and pastels and is now available as a giant version for a huge room or as a smaller version for the desktop. Other versions of the Anglepoise were finished in a soft metallic silver and a lovely warm gold effect. They are all compatible with LED lighting, so are worth investing in.

Type 75 Giant Lamp Paul Smith Edition One 2

Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp Gold Lustre 1

Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp Paul Smith One 1

Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp Silver Lustre 3

Anglepoise at Albion Clerkenwell
63 Clerkenwell Road

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.