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.
- 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.
- designjunction Talks Programme – The Stanley Building
For 2017, designjunction presents a new talks programme with lively discussions and debates, engaging topical issues around the shows theme ‘Where Design Meets’. Held at The Office Group, designed by Studio Downie Architects, the two-day event includes sessions from high profile designers and creative brands.
- CSM Workshops – The Crossing
Central Saint Martins will present two free workshops during designjunction. Drawing for Design with Ilga Leimanis – 2pm-3pm, Thursday 21 September, RSVP here and Frankensteining workshop with Rod Judkins – 2pm-3pm, Friday 22 September, RSVP here.
- bloomon workshops – Granary Square
Combine your love of learning about flowers with design. Join the bloomon floral workshop to learn how to create your own flower arrangement. This workshop will take place inside the floral installation designed by bloomon, a space filled with cascading flowers and only created for four days. Workshops will take place 11:30-12:30, 14:00-15:00 and 15:30-16:30 on Saturday 23 September. Tickets are £27 (bouquet, workshop, and a floral tipple included).
- New London Neighbourhood Tour – King’s Cross
This tour highlights the dramatic renewal of this key two-station transport hub, which kick-started the regeneration of King’s Cross Central, 67 acres of old railway and industrial land being transformed into a vibrant new neighbourhood for living, working, learning and play. Click here to book tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.