Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017
As one of London’s leading destination for contemporary interior design and culture, designjunction will deliver a specially curated programme of stellar international brands, striking installations, pop-up shops, exciting collaborations, and more. The show returns for its seventh year taking centre stage at the King’s Cross site from September 21 to 24.
A first for designjunction, a collaboration with Turkishceramics will present a striking and fully immersive ceramic installation that will be created in the central fountain space. The selected artist Adam Nathaniel Furman will present ‘Gateways’, a series of colourful tiled gates that will invite visitors to take a journey through the rich history of ceramics in Turkey. The four gates are four meters high, each encompassing a different design story including: The Classic Gate, The Timber Gate, The Retro Gate and The Metro Gate.
The square will also provide a platform for a new collaboration with Renault UK, and will showcase Renault’s unique design philosophy with the award-winning concept TreZor car housed inside a bespoke interactive structure. Additionally, Renault’s collaboration with Central Saint Martins UAL (CSM) has challenged design students to design a car for the future with the results also on display at the show.
Campari will host a two-week residency in Kings Cross. Campari Creates will recreate the spirit of Milan’s stylish Navigli canal district. Over the two-week residency, a series of ‘Campari Creates Masterclasses’ will allow attendees to get creative whilst sipping one of Campari’s signature serves. Alongside this, an artist will be commissioned to build a bespoke public installation inspired by Campari’s long history of creativity and design.
Design practice Maynard has partnered with designjunction to mastermind the wayfinding strategy for visitors coming to the King’s Cross site. Working in collaboration with designjunction’s Graphic Directors, BCMH, they have devised a strategy that will be used across the show.
Maynard has also worked with Marshalls to design a new range of brutalist inspired concrete street furniture. The modular range which includes seating, lighting and cycle parking will be launched at designjunction and will be positioned around Granary Square for the event.
Running through the centre of Central Saint Martins, The Crossing will play home to installations and partnership projects, including a collaboration with Rado, who will be showing finalists’ designs for the first Rado Star Prize UK competition. Targeting the next generation of young British designers, the winner will be announced at the show on September 21 evening.
Lighting up The Crossing, a union of light and porcelain welcomes a collaboration from two French studios BLACKBODY and Haviland, drawing visitors to glance up toward clusters of the ‘Helen, Light & Porcelain’ bespoke chandelier.
CUBITT HOUSE AND 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.
Suspended over the staircase of Cubitt House, Resident Studio will create an installation with its Circus Light that encompasses a system of interconnected rings to form a striking vertical decoration. Each brass ring projects an elegantly diffused warm LED light source outwards around a 360-degree plane.