STILL, Doon Street Site at designjunction 2018. Image credited to Andrew Meredith
For its eighth edition from the 20th to the 23rd of September 2018, leading design show designjunction celebrated its most critically-acclaimed show to date with a stellar line-up of brands, spectacular public installations and a pioneering talk programme.
Some 200 international design brands exhibited across three key venues on London’s South Bank – Doon Street site, Oxo Tower Wharf and the Riverside Walkway – in the form of specially curated displays, exhibitions and pop-up shops, alongside bespoke restaurants and groundbreaking installations. 50 world-class speakers took to the stage in an outstanding two-day talk programme with a series of lively discussions and debates exploring crucial topics the design industry is currently facing.
designjunctionattracted 27,000 visitors to the cultural hub of London’s South Bank over the course of four days. Visitors came from across the world to see the exhibition with 81 visiting countries recorded, 53 per cent of the visitors were from the United Kingdom (U.K.) whilst 47 per cent were international.
“This year presented a fantastic opportunity to bring designjunction right into the centre of London, interacting with the Thames. Thanks go to our exhibitors and partners, who did the location justice with a strong showing of product launches, installations and engaging talks,” Will Sorrell, Managing Director, designjunction, said. “Notably, this year’s programme also addressed some of the key issues facing the design industry, including inequality and mental health.”
designjunctionis delighted to announce plans for a new Christmas shopping show, The Gift Shop. Taking place in King’s Cross from the 23rd to the 25th of November, the show will present a curated mix of over 70 design-led brands selling a vast array of giftware including home pieces, fashion accessories as well as a select food range.
In 2019, designjunction’s flagship show will return to King’s Crossfrom September 19 to 22. More details to be announced soon.