As part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2011, last night 100 Yelp Elites got VIP access to The House of Detention's international design exhibition showcasing some of the most exciting contemporary talent and sampled some fabulous cocktails from BullDog Gin.
As the clock struck 6, the queue outside was forming and Yelp Elites were ushered in and down the secret staircase into The House of Detention. Inside, over 15 designers showcased their work, from interactive colouring-in and upside-down plants pots to mirrored staircases and giant swing chairs that lit up. Matt B certainly made himself comfortable in one of those!
BullDog Gin served up a delightful array of cocktails: Singapore Slings, Aviations and Negronis. One or two of those and you'd certainly need a sit down in the designer chairs.
As the DJ spun those tunes and the cocktails continued flowing yelpers explored further into the cavernous space uncovering the spectacular design work. Melizza R sums up the night perfectly – '"Oohing" and "aching" over pretty decorated tiles and hanging plant pots, while sipping on delicious, and some very potent, gin cocktails proved to be a great evening.'
A huge thank you goes out to the outstanding team at Clerkenwell Design Week as well as BullDog Gin for their delicious cocktails. This design-infused Elite event was something to remember. Want more? Check out all the photos from the very talented Mr. Philip Sharp and read the reviews. You can also check out what else is happening during Clerkenwell Design Week 2011 here.
Until next time…