Now that the London Design Festival is over, it’s time to remember all of the good things that happened during that week and carry on celebrating the very best of design! Our first stop was Designjunction, an event that gave us plenty of great surprises! This year Designjunction brought 180 cutting-edge brands, 50 pop-up shops and tonnes of innovation to The College and Victoria House. The event was contemporary, young and fresh with a great selection of designers that care about the relationship between style and function, and the importance of materials. Here are some of the best highlights.
GREAT BRANDS SELECTION
It was clear that Designjunction was very careful when selecting this year’s brands. From renowned international brands such as FontanaArte, Vitra, Bo Concept and much more, to online brands such as Nest.co.uk or independent ones like Edgar (in the picture above) or Julian Mayor – they all shined in this year’s edition.
We were surprised by the innovative design pieces we saw this year at Designjunction. We loved the Novocastrian tables and the beautiful collection by Capsbury made in partnership with 5 renowned architects. Another great highlight was Julian Mayor chair collection and the painted ceramics from Laufen that for sure make a statement in any contemporary bathroom.
Throughout the exhibition we were impressed by beautiful installations. Haberdashery shined on this edition of Designjunction with its beautiful Leaf installation, a bone china light sculpture that creates a beautiful canopy over an interior space. We also loved the Knit by Curver installation from Franklin Till.
GOOD SELECTION OF LIGHTING BRANDS
There were so many great innovative lighting brands at this year’s Designjunction! We loved the round rattan lamps from Ango and the ceramics lighting creations from Vezzini & Chen. Beautiful complements for any room!
OUT OF THE BOX FURNITURE
What we love most in design is its ability to solve problems and improve people’s lives. Wrkbnch brought us a very interesting cabinet that transforms into a small office when opened, perfect for small living and working spaces. Another piece we loved was “As if from nowhere” by Orla Reynolds, an independently functioning bookcase that houses four dining chairs and two tables that when placed together become a dining table. The perfect fit for a small apartment!