What's on


What's on at designjunction2017

As the leading destination for design, arts and culture during the London Design Festival, visitors can experience breathtaking installations, participate in creative workshops, indulge in a spot of retail therapy, engage in lively talks and much more.

With an abundance of design experiences to choose from take a look at ‘What’s on’ at designjunction below.

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  • Renault UK – Life Designed
    Renault will build a bespoke temporary structure which will house two feature projects; 1) the results of a design competition with Central Saint Martins’ students, and 2) the multi award-winning Renault TreZor Concept car, shown in the UK for the first time.
  • Gateways – Granary Square
    Turkishceramics commissions Adam Nathaniel Furman for bespoke project ‘Gateways’ – a colourful, ceramic installation celebrating Turkey’s rich artisinal history.
  • Bloomon – Granary Square
    Covered in foliage inside and out, bloomon will create a whimsical walk underneath a canopy of flowers with a pastel coloured passageway.
  • Remote Possibilities – Granary Square
    Welcoming visitors to the show, three glass box pavilions by new initiative Remote Possibilities will house the show’s Box Office and be launched at the show.
  • Blackbody – The Crossing
    OLED lighting specialists Blackbody will return to present a stunning installation in collaboration with Haviland showcasing the ‘Helen, Light & Porcelain’ bespoke chandelier.




Food & Drink

  • Campari® Creates – Granary Square
    Campari®, Italy’s iconic bittersweet aperitif, will host a two week residency – Campari Creates – bringing the spirit of Milan to London by showcasing two of Milan’s greatest exports: Campari and creativity.
  • Tala Mini Bar – Granary Square
    Serving white port and tonics, Tala’s vintage car will house a cluster of Voronoi bulbs creating a canopy mimicking the original inspiration behind the bulb’s design; patterns found in the forest.
  • Real Food Festival – Granary Square
    A selection of vendors from Real Food Festival will be serving a variety of ‘street food’ on Granary Square. More information coming soon.
  • 2LG X Custhom interactive café – Cubitt Park
    Celebrating the launch of 2LG and Custhom’s new collection o luxury wallpapers, linens and velvets, the London based design studios will bring an interactive café to Cubitt Park.

Food & Drink continued

  • The Lounge – Kirkby Design X Eley Kishimoto – Cubitt Park
    Bringing a luxe approach to the VIP and Press room, The Lounge by Kirkby Design x Eley Kishimoto will showcase each of their unique styles. Eley Kishimoto’s passion for pattern will adorn the walls and furniture within this space serving to relax as well as engage those who visit.
  • Kickstarter X Assemble immersive café – The Canopy
    Kickstarter and the Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble will stage an immersive cafe in The Canopy to showcase SPLATWARE, a new line of limited edition experimental tableware products made by Granby Workshop.
  • Paleta Girls – The Canopy
    Paleta Girls will bring visitors its delicious and refreshing superfruit ice lollies that are packed with 100% natural ingredients. All paletas are handmade and free from refined sugar, relying on the natural sweetness of the fruits and just a touch of honey or dates.
  • Hourglass
    London-based Hourglass will be operating designjunction’s purpose-built cafes across the show areas. Re-charge and relax with locally-sourced artisan coffees, teas and specialty hot drinks alongside a short vegetarian menu, freshly baked cakes and pastries.
  • Bubble Bros
    Bubble Bros will park up their Prosecco van in Cubitt House. Located opposite the Breather x Modus pop-up workspace, the sparkling wine bar is set to be a hotspot for networking and casual meetings


  • Cubitt House
    Cubitt House will present a stellar line-up of international design brands across furniture, lighting and accessories – held within a customised temporary structure.
  • Cubitt Park
    New for 2017, Cubitt Park will house emerging designers, luxury homewares as well as The Material Collective – a collaboration with material experts the SCIN gallery – exploring materials of today and in the future.
  • The Canopy
    The Canopy is designjunction’s retail destination. This area is a temporary pop-up venue for a selection of premium retail brands and emerging design labels selling everything from high-end fashion accessories to cutting-edge technology, ceramics, glassware, stationery and more.
  • The Crossing
    The Crossing space, which joins Cubitt House and The Canopy, runs through the University of the Arts London. This five-storey space will feature a variety of installations and partnership projects including the launch of the Rado Star Prize UK.
  • Granary Square
    The centrally-located Granary Square will feature headline projects including a new collaboration with Renault UK, a series of installations and the main designjunction Box Office.

Emerging Design

  • Renault UK – Life Designed
    Renault UK have challenged MA(Hons) Industrial Design students at CSM to think about the future of autonomous, modular car design, and how infrastructure and services might support it. Renault’s stand will feature the 3 finalists, including the eventual winner.
  • Rado Star Prize UK
    For the inaugural edition of the Rado Star Prize UK, young designers from across the UK submitted a range of forward-thinking projects from the interior, industrial and technology design mediums responding to the theme ‘Design Meets Time’. See the ten finalists at designjunction where the judges’ winner will be announced during the show.
  • ArtsThread Selects
    Arts Thread joins forces with designjunction to promote the work of 20 new designers from around the world – work that ranges from furniture and lighting to craft, jewellery and interior textiles.
  • Middle East: Design Now! – Granary Square
    Dubai Design District, d3, presents a curated selection of current creative talent from across the Middle East.
  • Trouping Colour – Cubitt Park
    Discover a selection of work as part of a project developed to create opportunities for young designers.