WINNER ‘Progress toward circularity’ Marie Claire Sustainability Awards 2023

Clerkenwell Design Week

Yodomo has been partnering with select showrooms as part of Clerkenwell Design Week, the UK's leading design festival, since 2018.

People sitting at a table using charcoal to draw

Annually since 2018, Yodomo has partnered with select showrooms to host maker workshops and panel events focused on making, reusing and repairing. These have ranged from kintsugi to tile painting and more. 

Transforming the quiet streets of EC1 into a vibrant design hub, the annual Clerkenwell Design Week features an extensive programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops and showroom parties. As part of the event, visitors from the interior design and architecture industries discover, interact, and connect with industry professionals through live events, workshops, panels and more. 

For Clerkenwell Design Week 2019, we have hosted a varied range of workshops and panel discussions, including our expert charcoal artist Richard Rochester who gave an informative talk about the importance of landscape art in the workplace and how hands-on practice benefits wellbeing. In daily workshops, he explained his approach to large-scale and immersive charcoal works and the various techniques to use in charcoal drawing. Visitors had the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and create their own works of charcoal art.

In the same year, we explored the theme of FLOW, and how colour can inform the way which people interact with interior spaces. For this theme, we hosted daily workshops where participants could make colourful and striking montage posters using paper provided by G.F. Smith.

Beyond Yodomo-branded events, we have provided workshops for showrooms at Caesar Ceramiche, Shaw, Bene, Staverton and more, engaging visitors through making workshops and panel events, ranging from kintusgi to tile painting and more.

At Clerkenwell Design Week 2023, Yodomo's founder participated in a Conversations at Clerkenwell panel called "Sustainable Living: Waste Not", chaired by journalist Roddy Clarke, exploring innovative and progressive uses of waste, within businesses built on a model of circularity. From decorative, architectural panels and acoustic treatments to materials for makers, the session explored innovative and progressive uses of waste, within businesses built on a model of circularity. The panel discussion unlocked a world of sustainability and explored how small changes make a big impact.