The London Design Festival took place at the end of September, I’d take this over Christmas anytime! There were so many design related events happening that week that it nearly made my head explode! One of the highlights of the festival was Design Junction, an exciting showcase of over 180 cutting edge brands and up and coming labels. I have visited the show over the last few years and it just keeps getting better. The Old Sorting Office where they used to exhibit had unfortunately closed down so the show was moved and split over two venues, The College (previously Old Central St Martin’s College) and Victoria House.
The College housed the major part of the exhibition, there were 5 floors to discover. The place was a total labyrinth, thankfully there were signs everywhere to avoid getting lost. Old classrooms were used to showcase brands and the ground floor, which was once the staff headquarters and Dean’s office, were used to display incredible Lighting products. The College itself was an interesting space to explore albeit a bit creepy when you got to the basement, full of character with weathered parquet floors, peeling paint and enormous windows.
Little reminders of past students decorated the hallways like these doodles made from peeled paint and a pencil.
This sink looked like it belonged in a modern art gallery!
I don’t think I am painting a very glamorous picture of the building here! 🙂 It was a spectacular space, honest!
I’m only going to give you a little teaser of the show, I took so many photos on the day that I think I need to split them into a few posts otherwise this post will never load! Here are a few pics of some of the fantastic products on show…
Flat packed vases.
For the British weather!
Dream coffee table!
Shaped outdoor lighting.
After a few hours of inspiration, lunch was calling at the TFL themed restaurant.
I left The College feeling totally inspired and daydreaming about how I could jazz up my clinical white walls at home, I quickly snapped out of it as I had crossed the road to Victoria House where over 50 pop up home and accessory shops were waiting to be explored! One of the highlights of coming to this show is the Ice cream! Gelupo make the most authentic, delicious Ice Cream I have ever tasted and they always have a stand at the show. I thought they were a no show as I couldn’t see them at The College, turns out there was a mini food court at Victoria House! HEAVEN!!!!
Will be posting some more reports about the show over the next couple of weeks so do keep a lookout.
Ciao for now 🙂