Organisers of designjunction, the international design show, have announced that it has been moved to a permanent location in the new King’s Cross urban development in London.
With the support of the King’s Cross development partnership, designjunction will take over the area – one of the UK’s largest urban redevelopments in the UK – for its flagship show during this year’s London Design Festival on September 22-25.
The theme of the show will be ‘Immersed in Design’, and organisers say that its move to the King’s Cross site marks the “next chapter for designjunction” and “the creation of the King’s Cross Design District” at this year’s London design festival.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for designjunction,” said managing director of designjunction, Deborah Spencer. “King’s Cross stands at the heart of the design and architectural community, with an inspiring cultural scene, thriving business district and strong industrial heritage.
“Our choice of location is pioneering – King’s Cross is on the brink of transformation, attracting renewed commercial interest, new development, new occupiers and regeneration. King’s Cross is fast emerging as a creative hub and we are delighted to bring one of the most influential and exciting elements of the London Design Festival to this increasingly dynamic and contemporary London destination.”
Anna Strongman, partner at developer Argent, commented: “King’s Cross has a rich history of industrial design – the gas holders, grain stores and railway itself were all outputs of our country’s creative heritage.
“This is coming to the fore once more as the area attracts students, businesses and residents with a passion for the arts. We are excited about designjunction arriving, and see it as further endorsement of King’s Cross’s great reputation.”
Redevelopment of the King’s Cross site will create 1,900 new homes, 20 new streets, 10 new public parks and squares and three million square feet of commercial office space.