Designjunction, the event that draws in the inquisitive, journalists, retailers and interior designers from all over the world, is returning in the wake of last year’s tremendous success (27,000 visitors in five days).
There are five areas: the main building, Granary Square (registration and installations), Cubitt House (lighting and furnishings), Cubitt Park (emerging designers and materials), The Crossing (installations and partnership projects) and The Canopy (retail).
Latest development 2017: Cubitt Park, a new pavilion for the exhibition of accessories and luxury materials, together with a mix of new talents.
Granary Square is the central area of designjunction, the place to register and see the main installations. The new collaboration with Renault UK is one of the outstanding projects: the car manufacturer is presenting an immersive experience to illustrate its “Beautiful Life” design philosophy with the TreZor concept car. Around the central fountain in Granary Square, the Turkishceramics installation celebrates Anatolian pottery.
CUBITT HOUSE AND CUBITT PARK
Cubitt House and its extension, Cubitt Park, present a selection of the best brands in furniture and accessories, such as the Scandinavians, Lammhults, Design House Stockholm; Friends and Founders, Fredericia and Icons of Denmark; the English companies Decode, Another Country and Very Good & Proper. The Lightjunction section is dedicated to lighting with Artemide, DCW Èditions, FontanaArte, Marset, Northern Lighting, Örsjö and Slamp.
The Crossing hosts the installations and partnership projects. This year, the latest development is the collaboration between designjunction and Rado: the Swiss watchmaker presents the Rado Star Prize, awarded in recognition of the talent of the new generations. The theme is ‘Design meets Time’ and brings together experiments in different fields, such as interior, industrial and technological design. The event will end with an exhibition and a prize-giving ceremony.
Finally, The Canopy is a temporary space to accommodate the “premium” retail brands, alongside young businesses that have seen strong growth in recent years. Here, specialist sales outlets can be found, from fashion to accessories, from technology to ceramics, accessories for the table and decorative articles for the home. The roll call includes: Areaware, Moxon, One We Made Earlier, Tom Pigeon, Sarah Straussberg, Oggetto and Dashel.