designjunction opens tomorrow
London Design Festival 2011: designjunction opens tomorrow at 37 – 63 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4DA as part of the London Design Festival.
Top: Channels: Launch New Furniture Collection Channels will launch a new and exciting furniture collection by Samuel Chan, including a new range of tables, chairs and lighting. The pieces express Channels’ perennial emphasis on enduring design and contemporary woodcraft, featuring materials such as metal, leather and fabric.
Above: Chorus launches new Pengelly chair Theo. Theo by Simon Pengelly for Chorus takes advantage of the inherent characteristics of ply forming technology and is an elegant wooden stacking chair. (THEO has successfully satisfied BS EN level 2, strength, durability and safety requirements for non-domestic seating). Available with either natural oak or beech side frames, with or without arms, with the option of seats and backs to match or can be lacquered or stained to any RAL colour. A fabric upholstered seat pad option is also available.
36 brands will exhibit collections under the creative direction of Michael Sodeau, including our own Dezeen Watch Store pop-up.
Pinch: Latest Collection Revealed. Award-winning Pinch Design, a partnership between Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon will showcase their latest collection at designjunction including the new Holland Park School chair made by Ercol - A solid wood stacking classroom chair available with an upholstered seat and armchair version. Also on display will be Pinch’s new extending Harper table, the Imo bar stools, Imo folding stools, Clyde side tables, the Iona Cheval mirror and the Brody high back armchair.
designjunction takes place from 22 to 25 September as part of the London Design Festival. Read more about the event in our earlier story.
Modus: Leading British Manufacturers. Modus will present work from their new collection previewed in Milan, alongside the launch of a new sofa by French designer Christophe Pillet. Pieces from their cadre of renowned designers will include: Noughts & Crosses stools by British designer Michael Sodeau as well as Palais, a simple profiled sofa. The versatile Gecko table collection by Scandinavian design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune and the Drew table range by young British designer Kirsty Whyte. UK design duo PearsonLloyd will also extend their existing PLC collection with the launch of a new bar stool and sofa system, Part.
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Another Country: Contemporary Craftsmanship. Building on the success of their Series One collection, Another Country presents Series Two: a handsome collection of beautifully crafted furniture made from different woods. The range includes a dining table, chair, bench, oval coffee table, sideboard and storage boxes, all hand-made in their Dorset workshop. Another Country will also introduce a charming desktop accessories range consisting of a desk clock, penholder, tape dispenser and eraser pot designed by Simon Donald alongside a new pottery collection by Ian McIntyre.
Here are some highlights, with captions provided by designjunction.
Anglepoise: Iconic lighting design. Working with their Design Director, Kenneth Grange, Anglepoise has developed a new LED light module that represents a significant investment and long-term commitment to their customers. The new light source will be presented in two new products, the funType75TM Mini, available in a range of six exciting colours, and the bold Type75TM Maxi, floor standing lamp. Anglepoise will also be displaying a wall-mounted version of the highly popular Giant 1227
Hitch Mylius: British Legends. Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, British ambassador for home-grown manufacturing, Hitch Mylius will present the new hm63 collection by Nigel Coates. These low, pebble-like units can be laid out in structured patterns, used individually or scattered throughout a space to provide organic seating arrangements. This piece will feature alongside a selection of successful existing ranges including; the bestselling hm46 sofa range, as well as additions to the popular hm86 chair by Simon Pengelly and Matthias Demackers’ dynamic hm58 and hm59 desk and lounge chair collections.
Resident: First Ever UK Showcase. Resident, a new contemporary furniture and lighting company from New Zealand will present their first collection in the UK at designjunction. Established in 2011 by Simon James and Scott Bridgens, Resident is committed to developing progressive and innovative products that add value to both Commercial and Residential spaces. This first showcase will feature products from Auckland based Jamie McLellan, Jason Whiteley who is based in London and other acclaimed Resident designers from New Zealand and around the world.￼￼￼￼
Swedese: Timeless Furniture Made by Skilled Craftsmen. Leading Swedish furniture manufacturer Swedese will present work from their roster of international designers. On display will be work from Claesson Koivisto Rune, Thomas Bernstrand, Lime Studio, Isaac Chen, Marina Bautier, Michael Young, and Naoto Fukasawa. Key pieces in the showcase will include: the Nova sofa and arm- chair, on display for the first time in the UK; Isaac Chen’s Riddle, a magic newspaper hanger; Marina Bautier’s Cruiser folding stool in laminated oak veneer with either fabric or leather upholstery; Michael Young’s Tree coat stand; Michaël Bihain’s Libri bookshelf, and Staffan Holm’s Spin stool, a stackable design available in three colous.
Tokyobike: Explore London’s creative districts with Japan’s super cool bicycle company. Japan’s super cool bicycle company, Tokyobike is set to make tracks this September with a series of guided tours across London, offering design enthusiasts the chance to try out these effortlessly stylish bikes. The tours will set off and finish at designjunction each day in Holborn, and will be led by leading design critics. The tours will take riders on a 3 hour journey to mystery design destinations across the capital and will stop off for lunch at designjunction’s pop- up café.
￼22 - 25 September 2011
Victoria House Basement, 37 - 63 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4DA