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Designjunction 2012 - call for exhibitors

Dezeen Wire:
design show Designjunction 2012 will take place at the Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London WC1 from 19 to 23 September during the London Design Festival and the organisers are now accepting applications from exhibitors.

Designjunction 2012 calls for exhibitors

Above: the Sorting Office

The organisers of earlier shows Designjunction and The Tramshed will join forces to take over the 1960s building.

Designjunction 2012 calls for exhibitors

Above: the Sorting Office

Confirmed exhibitors so far include Studioilse, Autoban, Matthew Hilton, Modus, Pinch, Innermost and Benjamin Hubert.

Designjunction 2012 calls for exhibitors

Above: Designjunction 2011

If you are interested in exhibiting email [email protected]

Designjunction 2012 calls for exhibitors

Above: The Tramshed 2011

See all our previous stories about Designjunction 2011 here and all our stories about the Tramshed 2011 here.

Designjunction 2012 calls for exhibitors

Above: The Tramshed 2011

Here are some more details from Designjunction's organisers:

Designjunction 2012 joins forces with the Tramshed

Designjunction promises to be the most spectacular show at The London Design Festival in September 2012

19 - 23 September 2012
Address: designjunction at The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London WC1
Times: Open daily 11am – 7pm | Free to attend

Designjunction will take the London Design Festival 2012 by storm in September when it joins forces with The Tramshed into its new expansive venue in the centre of London. The showcase, which last year attracted 6,500 visitors, will be an even more vibrant design destination bringing together a carefully curated selection of leading global brands and smaller cutting-edge enterprises.

The old Sorting Office, a former 1960s building on New Oxford Street, usually plays host to high-profile fashion shows, art exhibitions, and music events, but will now provide the perfect backdrop for a spectacular design event. Moving away from the traditional trade show environment, the venue offers an exciting yet uniquely relaxed atmosphere for visitors to engage and connect with design. designjunction is set to be the highlight of this year’s London Design Festival. With an impressive 160,000 sq. ft. of space over four floors, it’s the largest non-purpose built event space participating in the Festival and is easily accessible from all parts of the city.

The ground floor of the Sorting Office will be devoted to large-scale installation based work. It will also be home to a series of captivating talks, debates and decadent gourmet pleasures, transforming the space into a vibrant place for design, culture and entertainment. It will be London Design Festival’s late night destination of choice with live DJs and an irrepressible party atmosphere.

Seminal British designer, Michael Sodeau will once again art direct the communal areas of the show and design the temporary pop-up eateries, while individual brands will have the space to reflect their own creative ideas and vision. One of the focal points of the exhibition will be a unique and interactive installation by Turkey’s leading architectural, interior and product design studio, Autoban.

designjunction director Deborah Spencer said: “I was heavily involved with the Tramshed in its inaugural year in 2010 and worked on designjunction last year, so it seems fitting for me to bring both of these events together for a powerful, collaborative show in 2012.”

Luis De Oliveira, founding director of De La Espada added: “We enjoyed two incredibly successful years at The Tramshed, and joining forces with designjunction feels like the next step in the show’s evolution. Teaming up with designjunction will allow us to evolve our own design show, while maintaining the core values: authenticity, creativity, and innovation.”

Exhibitors already confirmed include Modus, Bocci, Matthew Hilton, Zanotta, Studioilse, Autoban, Bolon, Anglepoise, Benjamin Hubert, Hitch Mylius, James Burleigh, Søren Rose Studio, Chorus, Resident, Pinch, Innermost, Channels, Leif.designpark, Beau McClellan, Charlene Mullen, De La Espada and Benchmark. Further collaborations are set to be announced in due course.

Visitors to designjunction 2012 can expect a true lifestyle experience so make a note in your diaries now.

Brands who would like to take a stand at the show can apply now!