With some many events taking place at this year’s London Design Festival, where do you begin? Try the Design Junction – a hub of inspiration, new ideas and over 100 international design brands showcasing all that’s exciting and innovative in design and culture.
Spread across three floors of a vast 1960s sorting office, you’ll find a wide variety of items from mid-century modern furniture to vintage design classics, fashion to fine jewellery, glassware to ceramics, books, lighting and more. Leading designers and critics will also be engaging in talks and debates covering a wide variety of topics including 21st Century design and its future giving you the chance to share your own opinions.
Further installations in the impressive building include a series of interactive Flash Factories, where the processes of industrial production will be brought to life courtesy of some of the world’s leading design manufacturers including leading furniture designers Thonet. And Art and design collective The Decorators will be producing a hand-built cinema structure to host talks and film screenings entitled ‘Architecture to watch films by’ where the relationship between film and architecture can be examined.
There’s plenty of space to rest your feet, shop and eat with gelato from Gelupo, fresh seasonal British food from Canteen and the best quality coffee and snacks from Soho staple Fernandez & Wells. And in the evening, Design Junction will become the late night destination of choice with live DJs celebrating the best of design and culture, attributes at the heart of London life. (Words: Lucy Palmer)
Open Thursday 20 September 10am-7pm, Friday 21 September & Saturday 22 September
10am-6pm, Sunday 23 September 10am-5pm. Visit www.thedesignjunction.co.uk for further info.