NEWS: designjunction makes bold move to King’s Cross for London Design Festival 2016

NEWS: designjunction makes bold move to King’s Cross for London Design Festival 2016


Design exhibition and trade show designjunction ups the ante for London Design Festival 2016, announcing a move to King’s Cross and plans for a “mini city” of design venues and activities.

Always a popular destination during LDF, designjunction lost its footing a bit last year with a controversial move from the beloved Sorting Office to a disjointed duo of venues at the former Central Saint Martins building and Victoria House in Holborn.

At a press preview in King’s Cross Tuesday evening, the designjunction team, including managing director Deborah Spencer and creative director Michael Sodeau, revealed exciting new plans for LDF16 in partnership with Central Saint Martins and King’s Cross property developers Argent.

Plans include a “mini city with social quarters for eating and socialising, entertainment, exhibitions, business & pleasure.”

Four main areas are planned for designjunction King’s Cross — note the new hashtag #djKX — including a custom designed two-story structure. Alongside a retail area and product launches, designjunction’s signature installations and flash factories “will be located in front of Central Saint Martins with a dedicated theatre located within the campus.”

It’s a bold move by designjunction, and a smart one, adding intrigue and fresh energy to the London Design Festival’s 13th edition. And of course, King’s Cross offers excellent transport links for Londoners and visitors alike.

With London losing many of its exhibition venues to development — from Earl’s Court to the Farmiloe Building — it’s nice to see developers working with show organisers to provide interesting spaces for design and culture.

Will I see you at #djKX?

Follow along for all the details with Designjunction’s Twitter recap:

More information:
designjunction, 22-25 September 2016