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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.
Get to know the story behind Adriana Homewares, a family-run business designing statement fabrics for the home inspired by Colour Theory.
Read the fascinating process through which this sustainable brand produce their beautiful, soft products.
“As a brand, we are conscientious about our environmental impact. Using wool and other natural fibres means our products are 100% recyclable. We keep our production within Yorkshire, in fact a 30 mile radius, reducing our carbon footprint. Our aim is to become a carbon neutral business” – explain founders Adriana and Simon.
What are the upcoming show dates?
How can I get involved in the pre-show marketing?
There are many complimentary marketing opportunities to take part in before, during and after the show. For more information, click here.
How can I get featured in the Preview Magazine, on the blog, on social media, in the newsletter etc.?
Send us high resolution images and descriptions of your new products, write an interesting editorial-led story and send it to Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org. The better the images, the more likely you are to be featured. We love product and lifestyle shots.
Is there anything specific I need to wear or bring for build-up/break-down?
Yes, all personnel onsite must wear solid-soled, substantial footwear and high visibility vests during build-up and break-down. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to access the venue during these times.
This is due to recent changes to the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 law regarding health and safety at events.
What are the Operations& Marketing Manual and E-Zone?
The Operations& Marketing Manual is your comprehensive manual with all vital exhibition information. Within the guide, you will find supplier contact information, stand information, compulsory, optional and marketing order forms, exhibitor badges etc.
The E-Zone is your online brand profile where you can add product images, company descriptions, product and launch information etc. Please note that you must check all company information on this page as this is the information that gets displayed in our official publications including the Preview Magazine and the Show Directory. This is an extremely important page and one of the most visited pages on our website by buyers so make sure you have a complete profile. Buyers want to see your products so make sure you upload your images.
How can I access my Operations& Marketing Manual and E-Zone?
You can access both of these pages by clicking here. Your login details have been sent to you already but if you cannot find them, please contact a member of the Pulse Team.
How can I order lights and electrics for my stand?
You can order these via your Operations & Marketing Manual. Click on Optional Forms - Lighting & Electrics. Alternatively, you can contact Freeman directly:
EMEA.Exhibitorservices@freemanco.com | +44 (0)2476 309236
There is an early bird discount so make sure to order everything you need as early as possible.
How do I register for my exhibitor badge?
You can register for your badge via the Operations& Marketing Manual. Click on Compulsory Forms - Exhibitor Badges. If you are unable to register before the event, exhibitor badging will be available onsite from Saturday 13 May at 2pm from the registration area at the entrance of the Grand Hall, Olympia.
For build-up, all personnel onsite will be supplied with a temporary wristband, granting them access to the venue. There is no need to pre-register for these.
Do I need to a vehicle pass for build-up/break-down?
Yes, please register your vehicle for a time slot here. If you are registering for the first time, please click on ‘First Time User’ on the top right of the page.
Can I get goods delivered to the venue?
Yes, however you need to be onsite to sign for the package. If you will not be onsite, please speak with Agility who will be able to sign for and store your package until your arrival. Please call or email Agility for more information:
email@example.com | +44 (0) 121 780 2627
What time can I set up my stand?
It depends on your stand type, for more information please visit your Operations& Marketing Manual and click on Exhibitor Guide and then ‘Everything you need to know about build-up and break-down’.
What am I allowed to do with my stand?
Please visit the ‘How my stand will look’ page on your Operations& Marketing Manual.
Am I allowed to provide hospitality (e.g. food and drink) on my stand for visitors?
Yes but there may be additional charges for this. Please refer to your Operations& Marketing Manual for more information. Click on Optional Forms – Stand Hospitality.
Can I get staff lunches delivered to my stand during the show?
Yes, please refer to your Operations& Marketing Manual for more information. Click on Optional Forms – Stand Lunch Delivery Service.