designjunction2016 area guide

June 20, 2016

(UK) – from 22-25 September, designjunction will take over the entire UAL campus at King’s Cross, London, with darc as head media partner for lightjunction.

Complementing the ever transforming and industrial landscape, designjunction will create a series of striking temporary structures to house this year’s show, as well as using existing location in and around the university building. These spaces will house exhibitions from leading UK and international design brands including Brokis, Haberdashery, Northern Lighting and Vita Copenhagen to name a few.

Cubitt House: The trade destination

designjunction will build a custom, double decker structure spanning more than 2,500 sqm to house its trade exhibitors including more than 70 leading design brands and the decorative lighting specific lightjunction area. Working with Satellite Architects, a local firm who specialise in bespoke design-led projects, the two-floor pavilion will be a striking installation in its own right.

The Canopy: The retail destination

The Canopy will house the show’s luxury retail exhibitors with more than 60 luxury pop-up shows and live design demonstrations in a temporary pop-up venue. Shop from a selection of renowned design labels selling everything from home accessories to cutting-edge tech products. Situated beneath the heritage-protected wrought iron structure, expect The Canopy to have designjunction’s signature industrial aesthetic.

Granary Square

Granary Square will be transformed by ten bespoke monopoly-style red houses, showcasing headline projects and installations filled with immersive design concepts. Houzz will host a series of design clinics and activities from their custom colour Houzz green house.

The Crossing

Using the entrance of Central Saint Martins, designjunction will take over the stunning five-storey central space of the UAL, presenting a range of installations and engaging micro exhibitions, including an immersive installation from lighting brand Tala. This space will be home to registration and information services, while featuring a number of unexpected installations.