designjunction returned to the capital during the London Design Festival last week, bigger and more ambitious than ever. Hosted in the industrial setting of The Sorting Office on New Oxford Street and set over four floors, the exhibition featured over 180 breaking and emerging brands to peruse, inspire and buy. Here are some of our highlights.
Buster + Punch’s stand at the show was unmissable, thanks to a stunning custom motorcycle sitting under an array of exposed hanging bulbs. The Buster Bulbs were one of the London brand’s new products along with Heavy Metal fittings and a collection of beautifully detailed Electricity light switches.
Stumped Studio proved that even old chair legs and fence posts can be beautiful with the Hasbeens collection.
Inspired by constellations, Starry Light by Anagraphic brings the night sky indoors with clever lighting that provides a local downward light, while projecting stars onto the walls and ceiling above.
KAKKOii showed off its new collaborative QB with Pantone, a colourful collection of portable wireless speakers.
MINI teamed up with six designers for Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: The Future of Mobility, who each created their visions for the future of mobility inspired by the new MINI Hatch. Ideas included a sleeper car made entirely of stained glass by inventor Dominic Wilcox and Lucy McRae’s Prep Your Body For Space installation, which explored how to tackle the effect of zero gravity on the body and involved performers trialling her idea by getting inside a vacuum chamber. Other featured designers included Pernilla Ohrstedt, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Keiichi Matsuda.