designjunction kicked off on Thursday 22 September 2016 at their new location in Kings Cross featuring four exhibition spaces, 70 pop-up stores and over 100 stands exhibiting the latest trends in lighting, furniture and homeware design. The event included a variety of immersive installations as well as a line-up of inspiring workshops and events.
Although it was hard to pick, we have selected our three favourite features from this year’s designjunction.
A water experience by Dornbracht
In the middle of Granary Square, Dornbracht created an immersive water installation featuring four water fountains that move in a wave-like motion. In the heart of urban London you expect to hear the hustle and bustle of cars and people but instead by controlling and orchestrating the performance of water Dornbracht was able to mimic the sound of the sea. In order to create an all-round experience, they commissioned Wave Studios to create a synchronised soundtrack projected from eight speakers running alongside the main fountains.
Taking the digital back to analogue
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Johnson font, TfL in association with designjunction built a giant tweet printing machine to launch their #inspiredby campaign. Calling all Londoners to celebrate the capital’s incredible design heritage, TfL requested tweets with the hashtag #inspiredby. The machine then printed out tweets in real-time throughout the duration of designjunction.
Modus’ Casper stool
Designed by Michael Sodeau and manufactured by Modus, these customised Casper stools were a big hit at designjunction. Tom Dixon, Jon Burgerman and Vic Lee were among the few high profile creatives selected to customise the Casper stool for the charity project “Who’s Casper?” These stools were on display in designjunction’s Cubbit House and will later be sold in a silent auction with proceeds going to Movement on the Ground for people affected by humanitarian crises.