designjunction announces brand line-up and special projects at King’s Cross (22–25 September 2016)
designjunction, now in its sixth year, returns this September (22 – 25) as part of the annual London Design Festival. 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. designjunction is also working closely with the King’s Cross Development and Central Saint Martins, UAL on this year’s event.
A stellar line-up of UK and international design brands – both established and emerging – have been confirmed to take part including: Design House Stockholm, String, Life Space UX by Sony, Bolon, Another Country, Channels, Morgan, Little Greene, Brokis, Very Good & Proper, TON, Dyke & Dean, Haberdashery, Native Union, Northern Lighting, Rubn, Vita Copenhagen, and Melin Tregwynt. Transport for London will also return to the show launching three new collaborations. Against the spectacular backdrop of King’s Cross, participating brands will be present across four main exhibitions: Cubitt House, The Canopy, Granary Square and The Crossing.
Cubitt House, the main trade destination, will feature the best in contemporary lighting in a dedicated area called lightjunction, as well as furniture and accessories from leading international design brands. The exhibition will take place in Lewis Cubitt Square, inside a custom, two-floor pavilion designed by London-based Satellite Architects, spanning more than 2,500 square metres.
The Canopy will be a temporary pop-up venue for 60 premium retail brands, selling everything from fashion accessories to technology, textiles and stationery, located outside Waitrose under the impressive heritage protected wrought iron structure.
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 also offer free design clinics to show visitors in its custom coloured ‘green’ house.
The Crossing, running through Central Saint Martins, 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.
Project: Dyslexic Design
In addition to the four main exhibitions, designjunction will present a special project, Dyslexic Design, to celebrate the positive 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; from Sebastian Bergne and Terence Woodgate, to Kristjana S Williams and Rohan Chhabra. Full line-up to be announced.
King’s Cross Creative Quarter
To coincide with this year’s event, designjunction is also proud to announce the launch of King’s Cross Creative Quarter (KXCQ).
This exciting new initiative – organised by the team behind designjunction – brings together temporary exhibitions, restaurants, architectural landmarks and renowned cultural institutions, offering visitors to King’s Cross a comprehensive range of special events and offers. Running parallel to designjunction (22–25 September), the King’s Cross Creative Quarter will celebrate all that is creative and cultural in this vibrant, ever transforming region of London.
The KXCQ is in partnership with designjunction, the London Design Festival, Knowledge Quarter and King’s Cross Development. Full programme to be announced.
For more information about designjunction please visit www.thedesignjunction.co.uk.
designjunction London 2016
Thursday 22 September – Sunday 25 September 2016
1 Granary Square | King’s Cross | London | N1C 4AA
Press Preview – 22 September (Further details to be announced)
Public ticket prices:
£6 – Early bird offer until 9 July
£12 – Standard advance
£15 – On the door
Press registration (free) – www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/pressreg
Trade registration (free) – www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/tradereg, or £15 on the door
All media enquiries should be directed to the designjunction team at Caro Communications:
Lucy Price, Account Manager
Jeffrey Cheung, Account Director
T: +44 (0)20 7713 9388
W: www.carocommunications.com @carocomms
For enquiries concerning King’s Cross development, contact Rosie Cade at Argent
T: +44 (0)20 3664 0256