London 2017 – DesignJunction 2017 opened its doors at Kings Cross in London. Until Sunday 24, the leading event at London Design Festival presents a specially curated programme of design brands, immersive installations, pop-up shops, creative workshops and an engaging talks.
RELATED STORIES: Read more about London Design Festival 2017 on Archipanic…
With over 200 exhibitors from around the world, DesignJunction 2017 showcases the Cubitt Park new pavilion and spans across four more areas: The Cubitt House is dedicated to furniture and lighting, Granary Square and The Crossing feature projects and installations, while The Canopy is the show’s retail destination.
The Turkishceramics‘ Gateways installation by London-based designer Adam Nathaniel Furman invites visitors to take a journey through the rich history of ceramics in Turkey. Positioned in the middle of the fountain space, a series of four meters high colourful tiled gates encompass different design stories.
Renault UK has invited Central Saint Martin design students to imagine a car for the future and challenged them with a visionary design contest. Walk into the interactive structure at Granary Square to discover out-of-the-box vehicles. Yuchen Cai has been announced as the winner of a competition with a levitating bubble-shaped pod-car which works also as a social space by tessellating with other modular units.
In celebration of photography that fuses architecture, Blueprint Magazine launches its first Blueprint iGuzzini Architecture Photography Awards, aimed at both professional and amateur photographers. Photography from the finalists is displayed within Cubitt Park. Two overall winners will be chosen by a public vote and announced during Designjunction.
Design practice Maynard teamed with Marshalls to design TENPLO a new range of brutalist-inspired concrete street furniture. The modular range includes seating, lighting and cycle parking and is positioned around Granary Square.
The Crossing, an area running through the centre of Central Saint Martins, is home to the UK’s first-ever Rado Star Prize competition, targeting the next generation of young British designers. The watch brand, together with a leading panel of industry judges, have shortlisted ten designers to showcase their works. RCAdesign product student Joachim Froment won with the super-thin and and robust 0.6 dinning chair. Using a new process of laminating wood, the chair is composed of a sandwich of wood veneer and carbon fibre that reduces the thickness of the chair to just 0.6 cm. By using a mould in two parts, the manufacturing time and the amount of material required are reduced, minimising consumption.
Cubitt House, Cubitt Park and The Canopy host a stellar line-up of UK and international design brands including Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble which stages an immersive café showcasing SPLATWARE experimental tableware products made by Granby Workshop, and Blackbody with Haviland design-lighting and ceramic exhibition.
Celebrating the launch of 2LG and Custhom’s new collection of luxury wallpapers, linens and velvets, the London based design studios will bring an interactive café to Cubitt Park. Visitors can participate in live screen printing, adding colour and pattern to the space and walls of the café.