2017 marked the 7th UK edition of designjunction during the annual London Design Festival and Architectours is very proud for being media partner of designjunction during their best show to date.
Attracting a record breaking 28,000 visitors to the King's Cross site over four days, 200 leading international design brands exhibited across five exhibition spaces. designjunction launched a brand new Talks Programme which welcomed more than 50 top inspirational speakers: the brand new novelty of this year edition, took place at neighbouring venue, The Office Group. Based around the show's theme ‘where design meets', the programme explored the issues and topics which affect the design industry today from technology and politics to home and colour.
Visitors came from across the world to see the exhibition with 91 visiting countries recorded, firmly reinforcing this year's marketing campaign ‘Where Design Meets.' 69% of visitors were from the UK whilst 31% were international
“this year's show is a true reflection of how designjunction continues to grow in spectacular, memorable installations that cemented the area's reputation asThe success of synergy with King's Cross. The event took a significant step forward in 2017, with London's design hub; an impressive selection of UK and international exhibitors; and a new and hugely popular talks programme. We are excited for the future and already planning an even more ambitious 2018 edition.” (Will Sorrell, Show Director)
Turkishceramics's Gateways was the most photographed and shared project at the show. The commission by Adam Nathaniel Furman showcased Turkey's rich ceramic history through four, brightly coloured gates, each referencing a different era.
Turkishceramics commissioned Adam Nathaniel Furman as the designer of ‘Gateways' on Granary Square
Headline Partner Renault UK built an impressive double decker pavilion which housed concept car TreZor on the top floor. The ground level presented the work from three Central Saint Martins' Industrial Design students, who were the finalists in a collaboration which asked students to design a car for the future. Yuchen Cai was awarded the winning concept at a private VIP party at the show.
Renault UK double decker pavilion at designjunction
Campari's bespoke ‘Campari Creates' narrowboat on the Granary Square waterway
See you next 20 – 23 September 2018!
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Photo credit ©Ruth Ward