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designjunction 2013: Central London’s leading design destination in September

The critically acclaimed designjunction presents the third edition of its flagship London show this September during the London Design Festival. designjunction, which last year attracted more than 17,000 visitors, will showcase the very best in furniture, lighting and product design from around the world, presenting an edited selection of leading global brands and emerging enterprises. designjunction showcases design against a stunning industrial backdrop, striking a balance between creative and commercial, while offering a much-needed alternative to the traditional trade show. This year, designjunction returns to the centrally-located 1960s Postal Sorting Office, where a powerful line-up of renowned international brands, smaller cutting-edge labels, pop-up shops, largescale installations, eateries, flash factories, seminars and screenings will be presented across three floors of the impressive 120,000 sq ft venue. designjunction will feature more than 150 brands – making it central London’s leading destination for contemporary design and the most important global meeting point of the Festival. Key exhibitors returning to the show include: Assemblyroom, Zanotta, Modus, Bolon, Dare Studio, Jake Dyson, Carl Hansen, Channels, Orsjo, Innermost, Mitab, Pinch, LZF, Fritz Hansen among others. New brands at the show include &tradition, String, Laufen, Artifort, MARKProduct, Simon Pengelly, Pallucco, Bark Furniture, Bla Station, Girsberger, Zero, and Vibia as well as smaller independent labels &On Design, Sonya Winner, Western Trash, Eleanor Pritchard, Baines & Fricker and more to be announced shortly. Visit www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/brand for regular updates. Since its inception 2011, designjunction has achieved global success, transporting satellite editions of the show to other destinations including Milan and more recently New York. KEY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 2013 designjunction is delighted to announce the launch of lightjunction - London’s first trade fair dedicated to high-end decorative lighting. lightjunction will be a carefully curated showcase of leading international lighting brands, offering beautiful, yet practical lighting designs from across the globe. designjunction has teamed up with Cameron Peters Fine Lighting, UK based experts in specifying decorative lighting to launch this new and ambitious venture. Further news to be announced next week. Part of the ground floor will be transformed into a series of interactive Flash Factories, where the processes of industrial production will be brought to life through live demonstrations from 3D printing to authentic craft making. London-based architecture duo VoonWong+BensonSaw (VW+BS) will design the new seminar theatre, providing an inspiring backdrop for live debates and panel discussions. A new collaboration with Swiss bathroom specialists Laufen will deliver design-led five-star toilet facilities. Each floor is set to be themed using an array of bathroom products from key brands including Alessi and Kartel. SHOP designjunction will transform the Sorting Office into the London Design Festival’s premier retail destination with more than 30 design-led stores selling furniture, fashion, art, ceramics, glassware, books, watches and accessories. Visitors can purchase the latest designs from an exclusive line-up of pop-up shops including Native Union, Patternity, Falcon Enamel, Dezeen Watch Store, Anything, Tokyobikes, Outline Editions, Cherchbi and Les Ateliers. designjunction will also host the revered Midcentury Modern show, showcasing a strong selection of 20th Century design classics and modern collectables. All items will be available for purchase. EAT Providing a feast of flavours from around the world, designjunction’s ground floor will host some of London’s finest street food eateries. A diverse menu will feature the best of British produce alongside high-quality international cuisine, including Michelin starred food offerings. On the first floor, The Chilean Embassy will source the very best Chilean wines, delivering an authentic taste of Chile, while hosting regular wine tasting sessions throughout the show. More food and drink offerings to be announced shortly. Opening Hours: Wednesday 18 September | Press Preview 3pm – 6pm Thursday 19 September | 10am – 8pm Friday 20 September | 10am – 7pm Saturday 21 September | 10am – 6pm Sunday 22 September | 10am – 4pm Free to attend Source: designjunction Visit the designjunction website
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