designjunction kicks off on September 22 and will feature 70 pop-up shops, four exhibition spaces and over 100 stands selling lighting, furniture, homeware and accessories.
Several brands and design studios will be unveiling new collaborations – TfL has partnered with Made.com, Loris & Livia and Vallila to launch a range of design products inspired by the London Underground (see our post on the project here):
Graphic design agency Studio Magkill has teamed up with H Furniture to update the brand’s WW Chair (the limited edition range includes six colour combinations):
Creatives including Tom Dixon, Anthony Burrill, James Joyce and Ross Lovegrove have each customised a Casper stool made by Modus for charity project Who’s Casper? (Stools will be on display at designjunction and auctioned to raise money for Movement on the Ground, a charitable foundation helping people affected by humanitarian crises). Details on how to bid at whoscasper.co.uk
And designer Jim Rokos has curated an exhibition of work by artists, architects and designers with dyslexia to challenge the stigma surrounding it. The exhibition is accompanied by a panel discussion hosted by Design Week on Saturday 24 September, in which designer Tom Raffield, artist Kristjana S Williams and industrial designer Terence Woodgate will discuss their experiences of having dyslexia and the advantages it has brought to their work.
Other exhibitors include Manchester print studio Dorothy, watch brand Sekford, Czech furniture brand Ton and Thorsten Van Elten, an online shop selling vintage German toys, film posters and collectibles. A four-day line-up of activities includes bike tours, creative workshops and a design clinic run by home interiors site Houzz.
desigjunction takes place from September 22 to 25 and tickets cost £15 – see thedesignjunction.co.uk for details.