Posted in Events, News on 4 April, 2019

The award-winning designjunction will be returning to the spectacular King’s Cross site during the London Design Festival (19 – 22 September 2019).

Now in its ninth year, designjunction has proven itself to be the most anticipated exhibition of the Festival, attracting over 27,000 visitors across five days in 2018. This year, designjunction will present a curated mix of over 200 world-renowned furniture, lighting, accessory and technology brands alongside pop-up shops, installations, temporary structures and major brand activations.

The Location

Over the last 20 years King’s Cross has undergone one of the largest and most exciting redevelopments in central London. The vision for London’s newest creative neighbourhood was completed at the end of 2018 with the opening of over 50 stores in Coal Drops Yard – the Heatherwick Studio designed shopping and restaurant district.

The 67-acre King’s Cross estate is now home to some of the world’s most forward-thinking businesses and a community of established and emerging brands, outstanding architecture, destination restaurants, new public spaces and a vibrant cultural scene.

Rich industrial history, enhanced by some of the most innovative and recognisable architecture in the world, King’s Cross is the perfect backdrop for the design community to meet and share ideas during the Festival.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be returning to this vibrant, connected part of London, and to once again be working closely with King’s Cross. Coal Drops Yard has opened since we were last at this location, so there’s a whole new experience we can offer our visitors. This is an incredibly exciting year for designjunction and our return gives us the opportunity to continue working with the best designers in the industry to create fantastic installations,” commented designjunction’s Director, Mark Gordon.

“Design is at the heart of King’s Cross. From design of place to our design-focused retailers in Coal Drops Yard it is woven into the area’s rich tapestry of creative and innovative communities. As supporters of British and international talent, we’re delighted to welcome back designjunction, and its community of like-minded collaborators, to King’s Cross later this year.” Rachele Caltagirone, Senior Projects Director, Argent.

designjunction will neighbour a number of prestigious companies, brands and retailers during its pop-up residency this September, including Tom Dixon, Paul Smith, COS, Cubitts, MHL., Miller Harris, Tracey Neuls and Wolf & Badger.

The Show

designjunction will present over 200 leading global brands across multiple locations surrounding the striking UAL Central Saint Martin’s building.

Cubitt House, a dedicated pavilion located adjacent to Coal Drops Yard, will house cutting edge and iconic furniture and lighting brands showcasing their very latest creations. The show will also include an expanded Cubitt Park structure, which will give an opportunity to the design community to discover emerging talent as well as global brands showcasing their designs in London for the first time.

The Canopy, located under a heritage protected wrought iron structure, will house 70 premium pop-up shops and emerging design labels, selling everything from fashion accessories to technology, ceramics, glassware and stationery.

More exhibition spaces, collaborations and the full exhibitor list will be announced in May 2019.

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