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DesignJunction 2016


Granary Square this year becomes home to the 3-day designjunction event that showcases a number of brands and independent retailers to visitors, press and those within trade and buying.

Confident that the move to Granary Square will benefit the event more, designjunction this year present King’s Cross Creative Quarter a celebration of design, food, culture and creative business.  Those involved include Central Saint Martins, The Lighterman, Grain Store, Granger & Co, Vinocteca, Dishoom, The Greek Larder, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Great Northern Hotel, House of Illustration and Spiritland.

Open everyday between Thursday 22nd of September and Sunday 25th September, the event will be held in four different locations within Granary Square, each of which will showcase different features.

The Crossing – Registration Area

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The main registration area for visitors, The Crossing hosts a bespoke registration point designed by Michael Sodeu Studio as well as a number of electric and furnishing brands. 

Cubitt House – The Trade Destination

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Home to press, media and interior design brands, Cubitt House is a destination at designjunction that you can be confident to deliver the best brands just from the locations exterior.  With a grand entrance designed by Satallite Architects which features more than 4,000 grid cubes, the venue itself boasts design excellence whilst break world records to become the worlds largest installation of its kind.  Inside visitors can find a mix of new and familiar names including flooring specialist Bolon, charitable project Who’s Casper, Stockholm based Design House, Vita Copenhagen, Channels and String.

Dyslexic Design

An installation created by James Rokos, Dyslexic design features work by leading dyslexic designers originating from the UK.  Celebrating the connection between dyslexia and the creative industries the location shows no boundaries to what the creative industry allows.

The Canopy – The Retail Destination

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Different to the Cubitt house, The Canopy, an outdoor area, sees a number of retail brands showcase their work allowing consumers, press and buyers the opportunity to browse and purchase.  Here a number of British brands present their handmade products, including Sinead But, M.Hulot, Cherchbi, Holdall & Co and Frank Horn.  Other stall holders include Livingetc magazine, who have recreated their October cover issue in their stall space, Little Greene, a paint and paper specialist and Anna-Lisa Smith. 

As well as these four main spaces, Granary Square hosts a number of pop-up locations including a showspace that exhibits the Johnston Twitter Machine by Florian Dussopt, commissioned by KK Outlet to celebrate 100 years of the TfL typeface. 

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With over 200 brands to see and plenty to do, designjunction is not to be missed.


Words and Images – Rebekah Louise Litherland

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