Designjunction has announced its return to King’s Cross during the London Design Festival, which takes place from 19–22 September 2019. Having attracted over 27,000 visitors across five days in 2018, the show will return for its ninth edition with a curated mix of over 200 furniture, lighting, accessory and technology brands alongside pop-up shops, installations, temporary structures and major brand activations.
Over the last 20 years, King’s Cross has undergone one of the largest and most intriuging redevelopments in central London. The vision for the capital’s newest creative neighbourhood was completed at the end of 2018 with the opening of over 50 stores in Coal Drops Yard – the Heatherwick Studio-designed shopping and restaurant district. The 67-acre King’s Cross estate is now home to forward-thinking businesses and a community of established and emerging brands, as well as world-renowned architecture, destination restaurants, new public spaces and a vibrant cultural scene.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be returning to this vibrant, connected part of London, and to once again be working closely with King’s Cross,” says Designjunction Director, Mark Gordon. “Coal Drops Yard has opened since we were last at this location, so there’s a whole new experience we can offer our visitors. This is an incredibly exciting year for Designjunction and our return gives us the opportunity to continue working with the best designers in the industry to create fantastic installations.”
Designjunction will neighbour a number of prestigious companies, brands and retailers during its pop-up residency this September, including Tom Dixon, Paul Smith, COS, Cubitts, MHL, Miller Harris, Tracey Neuls and Wolf & Badger.
The four-day event will also present over 200 leading global brands across multiple locations surrounding the striking UAL Central Saint Martin’s building. Cubitt House, a dedicated pavilion located adjacent to Coal Drops Yard, will house cutting edge and iconic furniture and lighting brands showcasing their latest creations, while the Cubitt Park structure will give the design community the chance to discover emerging talent as well as global brands showcasing their designs in London for the first time.
Elsewhere, The Canopy – located under a heritage protected wrought iron structure – will house 70 premium pop-up shops and emerging design labels, selling everything from fashion accessories to technology, ceramics, glassware and stationery. More exhibition spaces, collaborations and the full exhibitor list are set to be announced in May 2019.