10 things to see at LDF 2016 #9: designjunction

designjunction has moved to a new home in King’s Cross for this year’s London Design Festival. Over 200 brands will be selling homeware, prints and accessories alongside a programme of creative talks, workshops and installations

Designers and creatives including Anthony Burrill and Tom Dixon have created customised versions of Modus' Casper stool. Stools will be on display at Designjunction and later auctioned off to raise money for charity Movement on the Ground
Designers including Anthony Burrill and Tom Dixon have created customised versions of Modus’ Casper stool for charity project Who’s Casper? Stools will be on display at designjunction and auctioned off at http://whoscasper.co.uk to raise money for people affected by humanitarian crises

designjunction kicks off on September 22 and will feature 70 pop-up shops, four exhibition spaces and over 100 stands selling lighting, furniture, homeware and accessories.

Several brands and design studios will be unveiling new collaborations – TfL has partnered with Made.com, Loris & Livia and Vallila to launch a range of design products inspired by the London Underground (see our post on the project here):

Made.com's Metroland range, a collaboration with TfL for designjunction
Made.com’s Metroland range, a collaboration with TfL for designjunction

Graphic design agency Studio Magkill has teamed up with H Furniture to update the brand’s WW Chair (the limited edition range includes six colour combinations):

Studio Magkill has teamed up with H Furniture to create six colourful new versions of its WW Chair
Studio Magkill has teamed up with H Furniture to create six colourful new versions of its WW Chair

Creatives including Tom Dixon, Anthony Burrill, James Joyce and Ross Lovegrove have each customised a Casper stool made by Modus for charity project Who’s Casper? (Stools will be on display at designjunction and auctioned to raise money for Movement on the Ground, a charitable foundation helping people affected by humanitarian crises). Details on how to bid at whoscasper.co.uk

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And designer Jim Rokos has curated an exhibition of work by artists, architects and designers with dyslexia to challenge the stigma surrounding it. The exhibition is accompanied by a panel discussion hosted by Design Week on Saturday 24 September, in which designer Tom Raffield, artist Kristjana S Williams and industrial designer Terence Woodgate will discuss their experiences of having dyslexia and the advantages it has brought to their work.

Kristjana S Williams joins a panel discussing creativity and dyslexia at designjunction on Saturday September 24
Kristjana S Williams joins a panel discussing creativity and dyslexia at designjunction on Saturday September 24

Other exhibitors include Manchester print studio Dorothy, watch brand Sekford, Czech furniture brand Ton and Thorsten Van Elten, an online shop selling vintage German toys, film posters and collectibles. A four-day line-up of activities includes bike tours, creative workshops and a design clinic run by home interiors site Houzz.

desigjunction takes place from September 22 to 25 and tickets cost £15 – see thedesignjunction.co.uk for details.

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