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19 - 22 September 2019
 
designjunction to showcase innovative designers leading the way in sustainability
Press Preview: 09:00 - 11:00, 19 September 2019
King's Cross Design District, London N1C


AUGUST 2019: PRESS RELEASE
This September (19-22), the first ever King’s Cross Design District will see creative thinkers, innovators and designers showcase their sustainable products at designjunction. Through skilful and sensitive design, designjunction's exhibitors have created innovative installations, collections and products that respond to this year's theme (Re)act, and will all be available to see for the first time in London's newest creative quarter. Ranging from furniture, lighting, jewellery, accessories and ceramics, sustainability will be at the forefront of this year's show. 
Above:  LSA International & Friends' The Greenhouse, an immersive shop concept celebrating sustainable living
in Coal Drops Yard as part of designjunction 2019

As part of designjunction, leading glassware brand LSA International will present The Greenhouse, an immersive shop concept celebrating sustainable living. Set within a 260sqm retail unit in the spectacular Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross, an empty industrial space will be transformed by LSA International into a green urban oasis. The Greenhouse will showcase LSA International’s CANOPY collection alongside a range of other products and concepts from like-minded brands with a shared commitment to sustainable living. CANOPY is a mixed materials collection of cork and handmade, 100% recycled glassware, vases and planters designed by LSA International and launched in collaboration with the Eden Project. The Greenhouse will showcase LSA International’s collection alongside a selection of interior products from celebrated partner brands including Vitra and String as well as other best-selling designs including the mixed material PLANT collection.

Above:  LSA International & Friends' The Greenhouse, an immersive shop concept celebrating sustainable living
in Coal Drops Yard as part of designjunction 2019

This immersive installation will bring the CANOPY collection to life, while enabling visitors to gain insight into the design and craft required to create it. Each item within the CANOPY collection is sustainably manufactured from 100% recycled glass, using only discarded material. A pop-up Greenhouse Café will offer plant-based food and cold brew coffee, surrounded by live demonstrations and workshop activities. 

Left: Founders of Solidwool, Justin and Hannah Floyd; Right: The Hembury Chair - to be launched at designjunction 2019
Solidwood will debut at designjunction with its Hembury Chair, showcasing for the first time the collection and Solidwool as a surface material. Husband and wife duo Justin and Hannah Floyd were inspired by their hometown Buckfastleigh, Devon - a once thriving woollen industry, now an old industry in decline. Solidwool is a new and unique way of working with wool and is a material with a story; the coarse wool from hill-farmed, upland sheep has dramatically lost its value in recent years, rendered almost worthless, yet Solidwool has found a new use for this low value wool. In using locally sourced wool from the Herdwick breed of sheep that is produced yearly, Solidwool reinvents working with this wool with the incentive of returning a declining industry to its prime. The result is Solidwool, a strong, beautiful and composite material. When used in Solidwool, Herdwick wool is beautiful, producing a dark grey composite with the lighter guard hairs standing out. 
Above: Solidwool, The Hembury Chair - to be launched at designjunction 2019
In a throwaway culture, Solidwood designs with longevity in mind, manufacturing to produce the best quality products with as little carbon footprint as possible. With the aim of manufacturing the most natural, lowest impact and highest quality wool composite material, Solidwool wants its material to be considered as a sustainable alternative to today's petrochemical based structural reinforced plastics. The resins currently used by Solidwool can be classed as bio-resins. They have a 20/30% bio-based renewable content andd sourced from waste streams of other industrial processes, such as wood pulp and bio-fuels production. Solidwool's environmentally conscientious resin manufacturer claims a 33% reduction in Carbon Footprint and Greenhouse Gas Emissions during manufacture over traditional resins. 
Above: Individuate Collection by Zuzunaga launching at designjunction 2019
London based studio, Zuzunaga will return to designjunction this year to launch the Inca and Individuate collections. The Individuate collection - a new collection of one-of-a-kind books - has been conceived in order to utilise all waste material produced since Zuzunaga was founded in 2010.  In a 360-degree creative approach, Zuzunaga collects all discarded textile materials produced from the production of the brand's core collection of pixelated blankets and transforms the fabric remnants into books. This collection has been designed with the philosophy of creating a new purpose from mess, to generate work at the same time and ultimately, create a product that can then be recycled. The new Inca collection sees a series of hand made prints - developed using a 1950’s FAG proofing press machine- turned into a range of furniture products which will be unveiled for the first time at this year's show.
Above: Graypants, Scraplights, to be presented at designjunction 2019
A newcomer for this year's show, Pad Home is the home of contemporary design, they are exclusive distributors of leading design brands from around the world and specialise in lighting, wall-coverings and giftware. Amongst other new launches on their stand at this year's show, Pad Home will showcase the Scraplights range by Graypants lighting. Handcrafted from recycled cardboard, Graypants’ 'Scraplights' collection provides warm, intimate, and functional lighting for any occasion or space, designing with the environment in mind. Tough and elegant, each is precision cut with a laser and assembled by hand using non-toxic adhesive. 
Above: Kinshipped Stationery to be presented at designjunction 2019

For the first time, designjunction will welcome exhibitor Kinshipped to showcase its sustainable stationery collections. Launched in January 2019, Kindshipped was born out of a stationery lover’s need for something fresh, different, modern, and most importantly, sustainable. With a strong focus on preserving the environment, Kindshipped offers consumers guilt free paper, chemical free wrap and plastic free packaging. Notably, 5% of Kindshipped profits will be going to selected environmental charities. 

Visit www.thedesignjunction.co.uk for more details.

designjunction 2019
Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 September 2019
King’s Cross Design District, London NC1

For tickets visit: https://www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/en/Book-tickets.html

Public ticket prices:
£15

Public Platinum tickets:
£30

Trade registration:
Free in advance (online booking)
£15 from 1 September

Press registration:
Free entry now open

Press preview:
Thursday 19 September 9:00 - 11:00
Register here: thedesignjunction.co.uk/press

Opening times:
Thursday 19 September 11:00 – 20:00
Friday 20 September 11:00 – 19:00
Saturday 21 September 11:00 – 18:00
Sunday 22 September 11:00 – 17:00

 CONTACT: 


All media enquiries should be directed to the designjunction PR team at Bacchus:

Sarah Ward, Rhiannon Johns or Innes Rose Hall
designjunction@bacchus.agency / +44 208 968 0202

NOTES TO EDITORS:
 
About designjunction:
designjunction is London’s leading destination for contemporary interior design and culture, held annually during the London Design Festival in September. designjunction presents over 200 world-class international brands and smaller cutting-edge labels to an audience of design professionals (architects, interior designers, retailers and media) as well as consumers. In 2018, designjunction attracted more than 27,000 visitors across five days. designjunction is a show for the industry, by the industry.
www.thedesignjunction.co.uk
Twitter: @_designjunction
Instagram: @thedesignjunction


About Informa: 
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. 

www.informamarkets.com
 

About King’s Cross: 
King’s Cross is home to 67 acres of inspiring businesses, outstanding architecture, destination restaurants and a vibrant cultural scene. It is London's creative neighbourhood and a lively place in central London to visit day and night. The area’s industrial past has inspired the 50 new and repurposed buildings; the public spaces between them are a mix of parks, streets, squares, and gardens, with Granary Square and its iconic fountains as a heart.

Already known as a foodie hotspot, King’s Cross is now established as a shopping destination. The retail vision has recently been completed with the opening of the Heatherwick Studio-designed Coal Drops Yard, London’s newest shopping street. The district opened in a pair of reimagined Victorian coal buildings, creating 100,000 sq ft of shops, bars and restaurants in the centre of King's Cross.
Over 12,000 people now work in the area in companies including Google, YouTube, Havas, PRS for Music, Camden Council, The Office Group, ArtFund and Universal Music. Facebook, in one of the most significant commercial deals in London’s recent history, are also set to take 600,000 sq ft of commercial space across three buildings from 2021. A further 200,000 sq ft of office space remains to be delivered.
King’s Cross has close to 2,000 homes – a mix of private, rental, student and affordable housing. All have been designed with care by a number of renowned architecture practices. Landmark development Gasholders London, was completed in February 2018, creating 145 new canal-side apartments within a triplet of Grade II-listed cast-iron gas-holder frames. The King’s Cross estate is owned by the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, made up of Argent and pension fund AustralianSuper. AustralianSuper owns a 67.5% stake in KCCLP.
www.kingscross.co.uk
@kingscrossN1C


About Coal Drops Yard:
Coal Drops Yard is a new shopping and restaurant district in London’s King’s Cross. Coal Drops Yard was originally established in 1850 to handle the eight million tonnes of coal delivered to the capital each year, and was latterly the location of nightclubs Bagley’s and The Cross. The area reopened in October 2018, reinvented by the acclaimed Heatherwick Studio, which has interwoven a contemporary design with the surviving structures and rich ironwork of the original Victorian coal drops.
www.coaldropsyard.com
@coaldropsyard


About London Design Festival:
Established in 2003 by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evans, London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. London Design Festival has since earned the reputation as a key calendar moment of London’s autumn creative season, alongside London Fashion Week, Frieze Art Fair and the London Film Festival, attracting the greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to the capital, in a citywide celebration.
#LDF19
www.londondesignfestival.com
twitter.com/L_D_F
facebook.com/LondonDesignFestival
instagram.com/L_D_F_official

 







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