Designjunction announces first exhibitor line-up and product launches

designjunction, now in its eighth year, returns this September as part of the annual London Design Festival (15th – 23th September). Moving to an exciting new location, the critically-acclaimed design show will transport to the South Bank, the city’s most iconic cultural and creative hub, and deliver a specially curated programme of exhibitions, installations, retail experiences, talks and workshops.

designjunction will present a stellar line-up of UK and international brands – both established and emerging – showcased across three key venues including the Doon Street site (furniture, lighting and retail), Riverside Walkway (outdoor installations) and Oxo Tower Wharf (exhibitions and experiential events), all of which are owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB).

DOON STREET — The Doon Street site will feature the best in contemporary furniture as well as accessories and materials from leading international design brands alongside a selection of emerging designers. It will also house temporary pop-up shops offering a vast array of products from fashion accessories, homeware pieces, textiles and stationery attracting both retail buyers and design-savvy consumers. The two-floor purpose built super-structure will be the largest and most ambitious build designjunction has ever undertaken.

Some of the exhibitiors include:

Award-winning furniture makers from Czech Republic, TON will demonstrate its wood-bending expertise with the new Chips lounge chair. Designed by Lucie Koldová, the piece is defined by inviting soft curves and a striking backrest shaped like a potato chip. ‘In contrast to a conventional chair, I wanted it to feel a little sexy’, explains the designer.

Renowned for its wood tanning expertise, Gemla is Sweden’s oldest furniture manufacturer based in the small village of Diö and founded in 1861. This year, they will launch two new chairs – Nordic and T13 – both made from certified solid ash and upholstered in vegetable tanned leather.


Exhibition details:

20–23 September 2018 Oxo | Doon Street | Riverside Walkway South Bank, London, SE1