London’s leading design show, designjunction, will land this month in a new long-term home in King’s Cross. Taking over the majority of the site, and working closely with the King’s Cross Development and Central Saint Martins, UAL, the show will present a specially curated programme of design exhibitions, installations, retail experiences, events and workshops based upon the central theme of #immersedindesign.
The main exhibitions at this year’s show include Cubitt House, the main trade destination for contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories, housed in a custom built two-floor pavilion in Lewis Cubitt square with a façade designed by London-based Satellite Architects.
The Canopy, a temporary pop-up venue for 70 premium retail brands, will sell everything from fashion accessories to technology, textiles and stationery, and will be situated outside Waitrose under the impressive heritage protected wrought iron structure.
Granary Square will be populated with Monopoly-style houses, showcasing headline projects and installations filled with immersive design concepts, including The Dornbracht Water Experience – an immersive installation exploring the impact that water has on our health. In addition, leading online platform Houzz will be offering free design clinics to visitors.
The last of the four main exhibitions will be The Crossing. Running through Central Saint Martins, UAL, it will house specially commissioned projects and an immersive installation from lighting brand, Tala.
In addition to the main exhibitions, designjunction will present Dyslexic Design, an exhibition curated by designer Jim Rokos and designed by Ab Rogers to support the British Dyslexia Association, which will celebrate the positive benefits of dyslexia. The project will showcase selected designers’ works, including Sebastian Bergne, Kristjana S Williams, Bethan Laura Wood and Terence Woodgate, from across different disciplines.
Lastly, designjunction is launching the inaugural King’s Cross Creative Quarter (KXCQ), in partnership with the London Design Festival, Knowledge Quarter and King’s Cross Development. This brand new initiative will celebrate all that is creative and cultural in King’s Cross, by bringing together the best local restaurants, hotels, high-street retailers, architectural landmarks, cultural institutions and temporary exhibitions for a four-day showcase with a host of special events and exclusive offers for visitors.
designjunction will run from 22 to 25 September as part of the London Design Festival. For further information please contact Lucy Price: firstname.lastname@example.org
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