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designjunction returns to the spectacular King’s Cross site 21-24 September for this year’s annual London Design Festival. Following the success of the 2016 event, which attracted 27,000 visitors over five days, designjunction will expand across new King’s Cross locations.
With a few tricks under her sleeve and with the use of Ink, brush and scalpel, Alison share her story with us!
Meet Alison designer and co-founder of Alison Hardcastle Contemporary Paper Goods. An enthusiastic designer who takes great pride on creating her designs.
What inspired you to go into design?
"I was an illustrator with a burning desire to not only design but to make things which people could pick up, look at and use" says Alison.
Meet Olaia, owner and founder of Lia B.
With an enthusiastic eye for simplicity and geometric shapes, Olaia specializes in jewellery and surface print accessories.
Olaia, is a self-educated young designer who founds her inspiration in the various moments of life and her family.
Get to know more behind her inspiration and the story behind the creation of “Lia B”.
With a keen eye for detail and a desire to set an example for ethical trade in the design world, the designer behind Zeal Illustration, Laura Carey, tells us her story.
With the help of her husband Joe and their always faithful dog Bibi, Laura produces everything from prints, to homewares and greeting cards. Inspired by the work of Barry Moser, famous for his Alice in Wonderland illustrations, Zeal Illustration produces beautiful, unique items with symmetry and order.
designjunction is delighted to announce its return to King’s Cross for this year’s London Design Festival. Taking place 21-24 September, designjunction is more than just a trade show, it’s a unique visitor experience offering a wide range of eateries, a mix of global furniture, lighting, accessory, material and technology brands alongside design-led pop-up shops, installations and interactive features.
designjunction connects more than 200 of the world’s most iconic design brands with the world’s leading design professionals across five key destinations – it is a place to meet, do business and be inspired.
Registration is now open for designjunction2017.
Visit www.thedesignjunction.co.uk for more information and www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/trade-pulse to book your tickets.
Cubitt House & Cubitt Park – The Trade Destinations:
Cubitt House will present an international line-up of world renowned design brands showcasing cutting-edge furniture as well as lightjunction, an area dedicated to the very best contemporary lighting.
Due to popular demand, designjunction expands its trade destination and introduces Cubitt Park. The new pavilion will house luxury accessories and materials, in addition to a curated mix of emerging designers.
Cubitt House at designjunction2016
Brands exhibiting include: Lammhults, Design House Stockholm, Friends and Founders, Fredericia, Icons of Denmark and Marset alongside Channels, LSA, Decode, Another Country, Very Good & Proper and more.
The Canopy – The Retail Destination
The Canopy at designjunction2016
The Canopy, a temporary pop-up venue for over 70 premium retail brands and emerging design labels, will be home to everything from fashion accessories to technology, textiles and stationery to ceramics.
The line-up includes Areaware, Daniel Emma, Kickstarter, Marby & Elm Moxon, One We Made Earlier, Tom Pigeon, Sarah Straussberg, Oggetto, Dashel and more.
Granary Square – Features and Installations
The centrally-located Granary Square will feature headline projects including a new collaboration with Renault UK, a series of installations and the main registration area.
Renault UK will display the results of a collaboration with Central Saint Martin’s MA Industrial Design students as well as the Renault TreZor concept car which will make its UK debut. Turkishceramics will create an eye-catching installation in the central fountain space on Granary Square.
The Crossing – Installations and Partnership Projects
The Crossing will house installations from Corian and Blackbody, as well as partnership projects including the first-ever UK edition of the Rado Star Prize design competition.
The Rado Star Prize UK targets the next generation of young British designers working across interior, industrial and technology design, culminating in a spectacular exhibition and awards ceremony at the show.
The Crossing at designjunction2016
This year, designjunction launches a brand new talks programme at The Office Group in King’s Cross. The space will host presentations, discussions and demonstrations across two days set to challenge, provoke and engage with 21st century design.