Published on : Thursday, October 13, 2016
The 2016 edition of designjunction, that ran from September 22 to 25 as part of this year’s London Design Festival, attracted a record breaking 27,000 visitors, including architects, designers and consumers from the UK and overseas.
designjunction2016, which showcased more than 200 design brands from around the world, was attended by some of the world’s leading architecture and design practices. The event was most attended by UK visitors (74%), while 26% of visitors were international, with visitors from 89 different countries.
Deborah Spencer, managing director of designjunction said, “This year has been our most exciting and ambitious show to date with more than 200 brands represented across the show. King’s Cross is the perfect home, an area so connected with the design and architectural community – representing London’s industrial past and pioneering creative present. Moving designjunction2016 to King’s Cross has been an overwhelming success and we hope to have a footprint on this vibrant and exciting area for many years to come.”
Following the show’s “Immersed in Design” theme, designjunction 2016 collaborated with the King’s Cross Development and Central Saint Martins, UAL, to deliver a four-day programme of design exhibitions, installations, retail experience, events and workshops. The show set up beautifully designed pop-up venues across the King’s Cross site – from its trade destination, Cubitt House on Lewis Cubitt Square, and dedicated retail hub, The Canopy, to a newly added space, The Gallery on Stable Street, as well as The Crossing and Granary Square.