designjunction: The Crossing

Martyn White

Posted on October 09 2016

Highlights and discoveries from this year's visit to designjunction. Third day visit centred around The Crossing with inspirational brands such as Blackbody.

Running the entire length of the Granary building, acting as an entrance to the University of Arts London, Central Saint Martins is The Crossing. Connecting the old with the new, this stunning five-storey space connects Cubitt House with the Canopy whilst acting as the perfect backdrop for registration and ticket collection. On my third day at the exhibition, with a limited time frame, I was able to discover two of my favourite brands, Kirkby Design and Blackbody. 

The Crossing designjunction Central St Martins

Brands including Dinesen, Tala, Transport for London, Native union and my two designers of focus Kirkby Design and Blackbody were all showcasing their latest innovative designs in beautiful displays. With a very striking and fresh approach, Kirkby Design proudly displayed captivating fabrics and furniture designs including the monochrome grid lounge chair, geometric weaves and a beautiful 3D quilted velvet effect which can all be seen below. 

monochrome grid furniture display from Kirk By DesignKirkByDesign Geo sofa on display at designjunction London Design FestivalKirkByDesign Cloud 3d style upholstery on display at designjunction

Blackbody never fails to impress and were a brand that I remember fondly from last year with their incredible lighting displays. This year included the iconic OLED lighting in a white and orange circle, encasing the new and slightly quirky table lighting designs, some a direct response to their ceiling designs and others, new additions such as the animal collections. 

Blackbody LED lighting installation designjunctionBlackbody lighting accessories designjunctionBlackbody LED lantern lamp on display at designjunctionBeautiful lighting installation designjunction the crossing

Other features of the Crossing space included Dinesen's eight meter tall registration desk, a centrepiece to the space that doubled up as an exhibition space, Tala's rainforest canopy of LED filament bulbs and Transport for London's new collaborations with, Vallila and Loris & Livia. 


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