As the 2013 London Design Festival gets into full swing, one of its most eagerly-awaited shows opens today.
Part of the mass of city-wide LDF events dedicated to design, architecture and interiors, Designjunction is one of the festival’s stand-out shows. We had a sneak preview last night (and are already planning to go again).
Spread over three huge industrial floors, Designjunction is an essential destination for anyone interested in contemporary design and interiors. The ground floor is a market-style maze of the latest in design products with a dazzling section of mid-century furniture towards the back.
The first and second floors are more open-plan with hugely imaginative set-piece displays of furniture and interior products. It’s hard to convey the innovation and variety on show here, from the eye-popping statement pieces down to the intricate and beautifully crafted. If it was possible to move into the first floor we would have done.
Entry is free to holders of Visa debit and credits cards, which surely covers most people. If not, it’s wise to register and download a ticket on the website as they're half the price of tickets on the door.
The show is – sadly – only on until 22 September so time is of the essence. We already can’t wait until next year and are thinking of starting an online petition to make it permanent. GT
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Designjunction 2013 8-22 September, The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1BA OBD.
For more information see thedesignjunction.co.uk.
For general LDF information see londondesignfestival.com
Words Mark King