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.
Lucy is an Edinburgh based designer, who makes simple contemporary objects for people to use and enjoy.
Most of her work is done through the use of wood, where minimalism and function are combined to create unique design pieces. It is from this that she chose to call her project Polymorphics, POLY from Greek means - many, MORPH – form.
From slow fashion to not following trends, Valentina offers exclusive design items made of waste yarn. Her sustainable approach to urban chic and commitment to craftsmanship has made of her brand a true gem!
Get all the insights behind the creation of Valentina Karellas.
From multitasking, three children and a keen eye for detail, the founder shares her story.
Pickle! Was born for the love of her children and interest for design and ever since she has worked close to her local community to provide the most beautiful design items.
Based in London and established in 2012, BerinMade specialises in lifestyle stationery and greeting cards. Their collections are well known for their botanical illustrations, bright colours and incredible patterns.
Get to know the story of Erin Hung, Creative Director of BerinMade, and the up's and down's she faced in setting up her own company.
With eccentric animals and bright colors their brand is definitely a must have! Meet the sisters behind "Martha and Hepsie Ltd"
From sisters to business partners Martha and Hepsie have work together to create their own collection of homeware, stationery and gifts inspired by life.
Discover Ladybug Home Textiles, a beautiful brand created by husband and wide duo, Ted and Ayse.
Since 2003, their passion to create great quality designs for their textile collections has flourished. All designs are inspired by Turkey, Ayse's native country.
Get to know the inspiration behind their brand, their ups and downs, and what led them to create Ladybug Home Textiles.
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