The fourth edition of the critically-acclaimed designjunction
returns to the industrial surrounds of the Sorting Office, on New Oxford Street for this year’s London Design Festival
in September. Spanning four floors of the magnificent central London venue – one more than in previous years - designjunction 2014
will showcase more than 150 leading global brands promoting design, retail and innovation.
This year’s exciting line-up will see the return of a host of iconic brands and loyal designjunction partners including Modus, String, Innermost, Channels, Anglepoise, Bla Station and Zero
joined by newcomers to the show such as Marset, Johanson Design, Lightyears and Selletti
. Also showing at designjunction 2014 will be a stellar array of smaller, cutting-edge labels including Buster & Punch, James UK, Utopia & Utility, Bravo, and Brokis
In another exciting development, designjunction2014
will see an exclusive installation from iconic British car manufacturer Mini
, in partnership with leading design publication Dezeen
, on ‘The Future of Mobility’
. The installation will look at exploring and preparing the human body for space, making cars out of living biological material and using augmented reality to replace road signs.
After the successful editions of Ventura Lambrate, Ventura Interieur and Ventura Berlin
, designjunction2014 hosts Ventura London
organised by Ventura Projects
. Visitors can expect to see experimental and conceptual exhibitions alongside the most recent developments by the next generation of designers.
Shop at the Show
A number of exciting new pop-up shops and high-end design stores will create a first-rate retail experience throughout the five-day show. More than 25 retailers will set up shops across the ground floor to provide design-savvy visitors with a truly unique shopping experience. Products available will range from high-end fashion accessories and fine jewellery to watches, ceramics, glassware, books, lighting and more. Key retail brands will include Outline Editions, Magma, Places & Spaces, and Native Union
Live Flash Factories
The vibrant flash factory
area will return at designjunction2014, bringing the process of industrial production to life, courtesy of some of the world’s leading design manufacturers. On-site visitors will see bespoke ceramic tiles cut and hand-painted from Bert&May
, intricate crystal-cutting from Waterford Crystal
plus live upholstery making from British furniture manufacturer Coakley & Cox
The best global decorative lighting brands will be on display once again at lightjunction
. Organised in partnership with Cameron Peters Fine Lighting
, this year lightjunction will encompass the entire basement and parts of the first and second floors. Key lighting brands throughout the show will include Jake Dyson, Lightyears, Zero, Northern Lighting, Anglepoise, Marset and Brokis
. While BlackBody
bring a pioneering and hi-tech installation to the show, set to transform the underground space.
New brands to the show, covering the first and second floors, include Buster + Punch, James UK, DesignK, WallVision to Andreau World, Ligne Roset, Cini & Nils, and GPlan
. Alongside familiar names in the industry such as Modus, Innermost, Made in Ratio, and Bla Station.
A fully-serviced restaurant from TfL
, which is celebrating the year of the bus, will provide visitors with an array of on-site food and drink. There will also be a café courtesy of Italian artisan coffee makers, La Marzocco
and an on-site wine bar from the Chilean Embassy
designjunction’s seminar program promises to bring the industry’s best creative and critical minds together on current and future hot issues facing design. Curated by the leader in the field, Aidan Walker
, the program will explore technology, sustainability, Danish design, the volatile world of retail, architecture as product and product as architecture and much more.
Wednesday 18 September | 7 – 9pm | Private VIP Opening
Thursday 18 September | 10am – 9pm
Friday 19 September |10am – 8pm
Saturday 20 September |10am – 8pm
Sunday 21 September | 11am – 5pm
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