Designjunction, as part of the annual London Design Festival, returns this September (22 – 25) with a stellar line-up of international brands and new product launches.
Relocating to a new long-term home in King’s Cross, designjunction – now in its sixth year – will take over four main sites delivering a curated programme of design exhibitions, installations, retail experience, events and workshops based upon the leading theme, Immersed in Design.
The four key sites include: Cubitt House (trade), The Canopy (retail), Granary Square (immersive experiences) and The Crossing (installations).
Cubitt House, designjunction’s main trade destination, will feature furniture and accessories from more than 100 international design brands, as well as the best of contemporary lighting in a dedicated area, lightjunction. The exhibition will take place in Lewis Cubitt Square, inside a custom, two-storey pavilion with a spectacular façade designed by London-based Satellite Architects which features over 4,000 lightweight GRID modules introduced to the UK by Icons of Denmark.
The Canopy, a temporary pop-up venue for over 60 premium retail brands at designjunction, will be home to everything from fashion accessories and technology, to textiles and stationery. Located outside Waitrose, the large market area will take shape under the impressive heritage protected wrought iron structure, attracting retail buyers and design-savvy consumers.
At designjunction, the centrally-located Granary Square will be populated with 10 purpose built, monopoly-style houses, showcasing headline projects and installations filled with immersive design concepts. Leading online platform for home design and renovation, Houzz, will take over two of the houses and offer free design clinics to show visitors. Other brands occupying the houses for the duration of the show include German bathroom and kitchen manufacturer Dornbracht and tech brand Eizo. More details to be announced over the coming weeks.
As designjunction’s main registration point, The Crossing – which runs through Central Saint Martins – will house specially commissioned projects, including an immersive installation from lighting brand, Tala to mark the launch of its new range of sculptural bulbs.
As part of its ongoing Transported by Design series, long-term supporter Transport for London (TfL) will return to designjunction launching three new collaborations with online retailer, MADE.COM; Finnish interior textile company, Vallila; and London-based design studio, Loris & Livia.