Every year, during London Design festival, Design Junction showcases the worlds pinnacle brands, and what they have to offer. This year was a special one, as it was the first in the trade shows new permanent home of Kings Cross. Recently developed, Kings Cross is fast becoming the design hub of Central London. The space is modern and oozes creativity. Based in and around Central St Martins School of Art, it’s not hard to see why the ‘creative quarter’ was selected as Design Junction’s new venue.
Although we thoroughly enjoyed the whole event, and everything we saw, there were a few stand out pieces that we would like to share with you!
The Green House, an amazing concept from Atelier 2+ for Design House Stockholm. This indoor green house creates “a room within a room for nature”. The sculpture, which is small enough for indoor use, creates art out of plants by putting them on a pedestal, in this incredible design piece.
Launching their Fourth collection, Another Country brought us the rather appropriately named Series Four. A collection consisting of a Dining Table, these stack able stools, a dining bench and a day bed.
Inspired by traditional English kitchen table design and 20C modernism, Another County’s Series Four collection, was created using a strong architectural design aesthetic, which brings their classic influence into the 21st Century.
This idea of creating a modern alternative to classic design has been a feature though out all four of collections designed by Another Country.
Wedge Shelf designed by London based creative, Felix De Pass for VG&P. Collaborating with architects and designers across the globe, VG&P provide stylish and practical design using quality materials and craftsmanship.
Felix De Pass, started his studio in 2009 after graduating from the Royal College of Art. He was initially asked my VG&P to design a multi functioning storage rail, answering the design brief, De Pass came up with ‘Rail’. Following the success of the Rail, VG&P asked De Pass to expand on his design and he created the Wedge Shelf.
London design brand Isokon Plus was founded in 1935 by British visionary, Jack Pritchard, who was hugely inspired by the Bauhaus Movement, and believed that architecture and design had the ability to improve British society. Continuing this philosophy, eight decades on, Isokon Plus is working with some of Britain’s leading design talent as well as continuing to manufacturer classic pieces such as Long Chair, which was designed by Bauhaus graduate Marcel Breuer in 1936.
Isokon Plus continues to collaborate with contemporary design talent, such as Shin and Tomoko Azumi, who created Donkey 3 in 2003.
We loved this colourful stool from Who’s Casper? In partnership with Modus Furniture.. This product has a fantastic concept behind it; Who’s Casper? asked 16 creatives to customize a Casper stool, originally designed by Michael Sodeau, but which designer is responsible for which stool is left unknown! The stools are available to bid on now, all proceeds going to the charity, Movement on the Ground, supporting refugees at the forefront of the European crisis