[AD] designjunction | Returns to King’s Cross this September


designjunction, London’s leading destination for contemporary interior deign and culture (held annually during the London Design Festival) is back and returning to the iconic King’s Cross site this coming 19 – 22 September. 

As one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the Festival, and now in its ninth year, designjunction attracts a mighty 27,000 visitors during its five day duration. Delivering on a carefully curated mix of over 200 world-renowned furniture, lighting, accessory and technology brands, not to mention an array of intriguing pop-up shops, installations, temporary structures and major brand activations, this is definitely one event to note on your design-led calendar this 2019. 

With the redevelopment of London’s newest, creative, 67-acre neighbourhood completed at the end of 2018, the return to King’s Cross is an exciting one for the design industry. The unveiling of the new sector brings with it over 50 new store openings in Coal Drops Yard, the Heatherwick Studio designed shopping and restaurant district. Now home to some of the coolest and the world’s most forward-thinking businesses, with a bustling community of established and emerging brands, incredible architecture, beautiful restaurants, inspiring new public spaces and a vibrant cultural scene, King’s Cross is the design destination you need to head to this September. 


“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. 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” says Mark Gordon, designjunction’s Director. 

During designjunction’s pop-up residency, the show will be neighbouring a number of prestigious companies, brands and retailers, think: Tom Dixon,  Paul Smith, COS, Cubitts, MHL., Miller Harris, Tracey Neuls and Wolf & Badger – to name just a few. Presenting over 200 leading global brands across various locations surrounding the striking UAL Central Saint Martin’s building, the show will also be housing a selection of cutting edge and iconic furniture and lighting brands within Cubitt House, a pavilion located adjacent to Coal Drops Yard. Plus, don’t miss out on the expanded Cubitt Park structure, which is designed to provide an opportunity for the design community to discover emerging talent as well as global brands showcasing their work in the capital for the first time. 

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Drawing of King’s Cross by designjunction exhibitor, Cherrie Jerrard

“Design is at the heart of King’s Cross. From design of place to our design-focused retailers in Coal Drops Yard it is woven into the area’s rich tapestry of creative and innovative communities. As supporters of British and international talent, we’re delighted to welcome back designjunction, and its community of like-minded collaborators, to King’s Cross later this year.” Rachele Caltagirone, Senior Projects Director, Argent. 

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