designjunction, an Informa event, has announced a move to London’s South Bank with a showcase of world-class design for the annual London Design Festival in September 2018.
Now in its eighth year, designjunction transforms some of the most exciting and ambitious locations in London into design destinations, attracting 28,000 visitors in 2017.
In collaboration with Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB) – a local social enterprise which owns and manages Oxo Tower Wharf, the Doon Street site and the Riverside Walkway – designjunction will present an exhibition of world class design.
“designjunction has always sought to identify architecturally stunning backdrops to present the best global design. By working with CSCB, we’re putting our brands in the centre of a thriving mixed use neighbourhood, whilst providing visitors with a unique show experience. We look forward to contributing to this exciting area.” said designjunction’s managing director, Will Sorrell.
Taking place on September 20-23, designjunction will present hundreds of product launches, boutique pop-up shops, bespoke installations, tempting street food and purpose-built bars across three key exhibition spaces; Oxo Tower Wharf, the Doon Street site and Riverside Walkway.
The Doon Street site will house 200 international design brands and pop-up shops. The purpose built structure will be the largest and most ambitious build designjunction has ever undertaken presenting furniture, accessories, lighting and homewares in dedicated zones across two floors.
The Riverside Walkway will showcase a series of outdoor installation projects, whilst Oxo Tower Wharf will host major brand activations, exhibitions and experiential events.
“We’re delighted to be collaborating with designjunction for the London Design Festival this September. Last year we were proud to host a landmark project, and we’re excited to be building on Oxo Tower Wharf’s reputation for design excellence and extending this into the wider Coin Street area.” commented Sophie Cain, design curator at Oxo Tower Wharf.