designjunction, now in its sixth year, returns this September (22nd – 25th) as part of the annual London Design Festival. With a brand new location, and an inspiring programme, it promises to be a highlight of the LDF calendar.
Relocating to an exciting new long-term home in King’s Cross, designjunction will take over the majority of the site, delivering a specially curated programme of design exhibitions, installations, retail experience, events and workshops based upon the leading theme, ‘Immersed in Design’.
The show promises a stellar line-up of UK and international design brands, including the likes of Design House Stockholm, Bolon, Another Country, Haberdashery, and Vita Copenhagen. Transport for London will also return to the show with three exciting new collaborations.
With the spectacular backdrop of King’s Cross, participating brands will be present across four main exhibitions: Cubitt House, Granary Square, The Crossing and The Canopy.
Cubitt House is designjunction’s central venue, and will house the show’s dedicated lighting exhibition – lightjunction, as well as furniture and accessories from leading international design brands. The exhibition will be taking place in Lewis Cubitt Square inside a custom, two-floor pavilion designed by Satellite Architects.
Granary Square, meanwhile, will feature 10 purpose-built, monopoly-style houses, showcasing headline projects and installations with immersive design concepts.
The Crossing runs through Central St Martins, and will house specially commissioned projects and live flash factory demonstration, including an immersive installation from lighting brand, Tala. Both Granary Square and The Crossing will remain accessible to the public throughout the show.
Finally, The Canopy will act as a temporary pop-up venue for 60 premium retail brands, selling everything from fashion accessories to technology, textiles and stationary
Aside from the four main exhibition spaces, designjunction will also present a special project, Dyslexic Design, to celebrate the benefits of dyslexia. Curated by designer Jim Rokos to support the British Dyslexia Association, this new initiative will showcase selected designers’ works from across different disciplines including product, fashion, illustration, architecture and fine art.