designjunction returns to King’s Cross

Posted in Events on 27 August, 2019

The award-winning interiors show, designjunction, is returning to King’s Cross during the London Design Festival, 19 – 22 September 2019. Now in its ninth year, designjunction has proven itself to be the most anticipated event of the Festival, attracting over 27,000 visitors across four days in 2018. This year, designjunction will present a curated mix of over 100 world-renowned furniture, lighting, accessory and technology brands alongside installations, pop-up-shops, temporary structures and major brand activations. These features are set across several key areas throughout the Kings Cross Design District including Cubit House, the Light tunnel, Kings Boulevard and The Canopy.

This year, designjunction has launched a brand-new Talks programme at the Everyman Cinema in King’s Cross sponsored by Clippings. Set against the millennial-pink backdrop of the cinema and curated by design and architecture writer and commentator Grant Gibson, the two-day platform (Thursday 19 – Friday 20 September) is set to challenge, provoke and engage with an eclectic range of topical issues that include sustainability and the circular economy; the relationship between dyslexia and design; the need for increased diversity in design; and the importance of wellbeing at work. View the entire Talks programme here. designjuction will unveil an array of highly anticipated immersive installations, inspired by this year’s theme: (Re)act. Leading designers will create challenging activations and installations encouraging our visitors to think differently about the world we are living in, and spaces we may inhabit. Examples include:

The Greenhouse by LSA

Leading glassware brand LSA International, will be creating an immersive shop concept celebrating sustainable living. Set within Unit 5 in Coal Drops Yard, this empty industrial space will be transformed into a green urban oasis where visitors can discover LSA International’s CANOPY collection.

The collection presents mixed materials and handmade, 100% recycled glassware, vases and planters launched in collaboration with the Eden Project. This immersive installation will bring the collection to life, while enabling visitors to gain insight into the design and craft required to create it. A pop-up Greenhouse Café will offer plant-based food and cold brew coffee, surrounded by live demonstrations and workshop activities.

Talk to Me, Steuart Padwick

designjunction is excited to welcome back British designer Steuart Padwick, who will be showcasing a powerful and engaging two-piece interactive installation called ‘Talk to Me’ on Kings Boulevard. These large-scale works, standing 4.5m high are in support of the exceedingly important mental health campaign; Time to Change. This dynamic new series of two, follows last year’s prominent sculpture/installation, Head Above Water.

Register now for your ticket at www.designjunction.co.uk

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