Published on : Monday, July 18, 2016
International design show designjunction recently announced its relocation to an exciting new long-term home in King’s Cross, one of most exciting urban redevelopments in the UK. With the support of the King’s Cross development partnership, designjunction will take over the area for its flagship show during London Design Festival, 22-25 September 2016.
The 67-acre King’s Cross site has a rich history and a unique appeal. This former industrial heartland is being transformed into one of the capital’s most exciting destinations, with the redevelopment of the area creating 1,900 new homes, 20 new streets, 10 new public parks and squares and 3 million square feet of commercial office space as well as cultural attractions.
The theme of the 2016 designjunction show will be ‘Immersed in Design’, with the move to the larger King’s Cross site marking the next chapter for designjunction and the creation of the King’s Cross Design District at this year’s London Design Festival.
Managing director of designjunction, Deborah Spencer says, “This is an incredibly exciting time for designjunction. King’s Cross stands at the heart of the design and architectural community, with an inspiring cultural scene, thriving business district and strong industrial heritage. Our choice of location is pioneering – King’s Cross is on the brink of transformation, attracting renewed commercial interest, new development, new occupiers and regeneration. King’s Cross is fast emerging as a creative hub and we are delighted to bring one of the most influential and exciting elements of the London Design Festival to this increasingly dynamic and contemporary London destination.”
designjunction 2016 will host four distinct exhibition sites against the industrial backdrop of King’s Cross:
The centrally located Granary Square will feature ten custom exhibitions for headline sponsored projects and installations.
Cubitt, a two-floor pavilion in Lewis Cubitt Square, will have a strong trade focus, featuring the best in contemporary lighting in the ‘lightjunction’ as well as furniture from international design brands.
The Canopy will be a temporary pop-up venue for premium retail brands, including everything from fashion accessories to technology, textiles and stationery. Located between Central Saint Martins and Waitrose, the large market area will take shape under a heritage protected wrought iron structure.
The Crossing, running through the Central Saint Martins building, will provide the show’s registration point as well as a platform for specially commissioned installations and flash factories.