Now in its seventh year, designjunction returns to Kings Cross this September (21–24) as part of the annual London Design Festival. The 2017 edition of the show will present more than 200 international design brands, hundreds of product launches, 70 tempting pop-up shops and bespoke installations, in addition to the schedule of lively talks and debates.
The show will take place across five key sites — all within a stone’s throw of each other, including the centrally located Granary Square (registration and installations), Cubitt House (lighting and furniture), Cubitt Park (emerging designers and materials), The Crossing (installations and partnership projects) and The Canopy (retail).
Cubitt House and Cubitt Park
Due to popular demand, designjunction expands its trade destination. Cubitt House remains a focused furniture and lighting destination, whilst Cubitt Park, a new pavilion located opposite, will house luxury accessories and materials, in addition to a curated mix of emerging designers.
Icons of Denmark will present new products, bringing mid-century design icons back to life. Danish brand Fredericia will showcase 100 years of craftsmanship by launching high-quality furniture collections including the Acme and Verve chair series and the Barbry collection of stools and tables.
Showcasing the best in Scandinavian design, Skandium will present two Danish brands at this year’s designjunction: Kahler Design will make its UK debut, presenting its latest accessories range; whilst Skagerak will display new furniture collections that draw on traditional craftsmanship and materials.
LSA International launches a new capsule collection of drink ware, in addition to the Taffeta glassware featuring fabric-inspired finishes that are individually mouth blown to create a one-of-a-kind decorative object.
Wallace Sewell is celebrating 25 years of creating distinctive, colourful and beautifully woven British designs and will launch the brand’s first ever rug collection. Also celebrating 25 years is Design House Stockholm which will launch its Torso chair, Ram easy chair and Air sideboard at designjunction.
After the success of the Hardy chair by David Irwin, Another Country will be extending the range to include an armchair, a rocking chair, a bar stool and tables. Founded by furniture designer Samuel Chan, Channels will launch a series of six cabinets inspired by “cabinets of curiosity”.
Designed and made in the UK, Deadgood launches “Marra”, a simple yet distinctive range of occasional tables, while contemporary wooden furniture designer TedWood launches its latest range of hand-crafted furniture.
Newcomer to the show, OMK 1965 will present a new collection of refreshed iconic furniture pieces originally designed for the likes of Habitat and the Groucho Club during the 1960s. Favourites including the Omkstak chair, T1 chair and Vienna console table will be reissued in a new palette of colours, materials and finish options.
Established more than 150 years ago and still using the same hand bending wood techniques, Czech Republic-based furniture company TON is showing new collections including the Alba chair range, Merano lounge armchair, Lasa table and Fleur coat stand.
The UK-based contract furniture specialists Morgan Furniture combine ergonomics, comfort and longevity across its furniture pieces. New products launching at the show include the Goodwood and Havana seating collections.
Innovative design studio Revology from New Zealand will unveil its Design #1 chair, made from 100% recyclable composite linen fibres, bio-based resins and recycled brass—the first of its kind.
Lapalma will present its latest range of furniture suitable for offices, breakout areas and lounge spaces, all incorporating recyclable materials.
James Burleigh’s range features high-quality tables and benches that are functional and sustainable, including the new and improved Osprey table, ideal for co-working environments.
Little Greene, known for its eco-friendly paint, unveils seven new colours and will launch an updated palette of 184 shades. Turkish brand SOTO Lab launches the SO.05 modular shelving and cabinet unit, assembled by utilising traditional crafted joinery requiring no screws to hold the structural components together.
Marset will exhibit a refined and contemporary range of innovative lighting, whilst contemporary lighting brand Decode will be showing the Bulk light by Daniel Schofield for the first time, a design that is a modern interpretation of the traditional bulkhead light.
Artifact Lighting will showcase its latest Coolicon Wall Light, an adaption of the 1930s iconic Coolicon pendant, whilst the new lighting collection from DI CLASSE draws inspiration from traditional Japanese culture.
Other key brands to look out for in Cubitt House and Cubitt Park include Bethan Gray, Clippings, Dark Light Design, Ethnicraft, Eleanor Pritchard, Friends & Founders, Humanscale, in-Es Art Design, Isokon Plus, Lammhults, Made by Greg Cox, Norr11, Olivia Aspinall Studio, SCIN Gallery, Very Good & Proper and more.
The Canopy, a temporary pop-up venue for over 70 premium retail brands, will be home to everything from fashion accessories and technology to textiles and stationery. The area will take shape under an impressive heritage-protected wrought iron structure, attracting retail buyers and design-savvy consumers.
Kickstarter, the global platform for creative projects, will host an interactive space with Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble. The booth will showcase SPLATWARE—a new line of experimental homeware products made by Granby Workshop, the Liverpool-based social enterprise launched by Assemble in 2015.
Areaware will be launching its new range of functional and unusual objects including the Snake Blocks collection. Tom Pigeon’s simple abstract style is inspired by the balance and rhythm of shapes, and can be seen across the brand’s latest collection of jewellery, rugs, a series of sculptural mobiles, and textile pieces.
Someday Designs presents its first in-house sofa collection that is made-to-order and focus on comfort, detail and lasting style.
With sustainability at the heart of the brand, Hampson Woods makes wooden products from foraged UK timber. Beatrice Larkin will expand their Monochrome Series to include three new sizes of cushions, each playing with structures, patterns and scales.
MOXON London will showcase its unique collection of products from independent creative design brands. Offering one-of-a-kind statement pieces, &Ratio provides a curated selection of furniture and home accessories made by artisanal craftsmen. Additionally, 12thirteen will launch a sophisticated edit of inspirational objects that create a refined home.
Alice Bosc’s reinterpretation of everyday objects, has a strong focus on high quality that can be found across her collection of jewellery, stationery and homeware. Papersmiths' eclectic range includes writing instruments, artist pencils, notebooks, sketch pads and memo pads from international brands and designers. Laura Knight Studio’s stationery features colour and pattern that is simple, contemporary and minimal.
Made in Cornwall and engineered to stand the test of time, Dashel Helmets will be launching a full range of sizes and colours of its cycle helmet, whilst Campbell Cole’s collection of leather pouches draws inspiration from a purist colour palette that is simple yet timeless.
Inspired by the Brutalist architectural movement, Béton Brut jewellery pieces and homeware accessories are uniquely made by hand.
Established this year, Koti & Co, a new online homeware and lifestyle store exhibits a variety of products from lesser-known designers. Online home and lifestyle store Oggetto will showcase a collection of handmade pieces that highlight the high levels of quality and craftsmanship prevalent in each piece. Such & Such’s curated selection of homeware and lifestyle goods will include a selection of concrete pendants, linen and ceramic tableware and more.
French design icon LEXON will showcase its latest collection including the stylish Terrace which combines an LED lamp, a Bluetooth speaker and a power bank.
Other brands to out look out for in The Canopy include Abalon Star, Adriana Homewares, Another Studio, Chalk Wovens, Dorothy, Emma Alington, Humanscale, Industrial Jewellery, Laura Spring, Marby & Elm, Melin Tregwynt, Newgate Watches, One We Made Earlier, O.W London, Room-9, Studio Hausen, Swiss Design Corner, Wolf & Moon, and more.