Another big development at the upcoming London Design Festival this month is the relocation and expansion of Design Junction. It started in a basement in 2011, before moving to London’s Old Sorting Office on New Oxford Street in recent years, and now the show is expanding to take over four locations in Kings Cross as part of the Kings Cross Creative Quarter.
This looks like a great move, and a brilliant fit with the regeneration that’s been taking place in this part of London over the last few years. The four venues for this year’s show each have a different theme:
Granary Square – here there’ll be concept installations from leading design brands.
Cubitt House – this sounds like it’ll be closest to the previous shows, with over 100 interiors, furniture and accessories designers. There’s also the Light Junction section for high-end and designer lighting.
The Canopy – a pop-up retail venue like the previous ground floor store, with 70 interiors and accessories designers selling their latest ranges.
The Crossing – this will house “unexpected installations” apparently, so I can’t really tell you what to expect! There’ll be a 12m high LED rainforest, but I think the only way to really enjoy something like that is to visit for yourself.
Design Junction is at the Kings Cross Creative Quarter in London from 22nd to 25th September. Register here to visit.