Highlights from DesignJunction 2015

DesignJunction is on again this week, so I took a trip this Saturday to see this year's show. It was great to see such great design across a variety of products, including lighting, product design, pattern design, home decor and much more. This year's show was separated into two venues, Victoria House and The College, near Holborn station, with the venue at Victoria House being basically a shop where you could purchase anything from the exhibitors there. I took a bunch of photos throughout the day, and I've added quite a few of my favourites below, with links to the exhibitor's websites so you can find out more.

From Wrong for HAY's exhibition room



The image on the left is from one of Areti's lighting displays. They had quite a mix of different and unique lighting displays throughout their exhibitor space! The image on the right is an interactive lighting display by Haberdashery.

The image on the left is from Ango's exhibition room, while the lights on the right are by Hong Kong based studio EOQ

Gorgeous "Petite Machine" table lamps by Studio Lindholdt.

Product Design


On the left is a really cool and quirky product from Orla Reynolds Studio, entitled "As if from nowhere". Four chairs and two small tables can be pulled out from the "bookshelf", which can also be rearranged in different ways - Great for small spaces! The image on the right is a collection of chairs from Design by nico, entitled "The Leaf Seat". They come in a variety of different colours and can be put together in lots of different combinations.


Left: A really interesting set of chairs from Channels. They also made the paddle shaped lights in the background! Right: A really cool vase design by Rokos. You can swing it back and forth like a rocking chair, and it won't topple over! 

Octaevo's stand showcased a really unique, foldable vase, essentially just a fabric pocket shape you could open up and place a plant pot inside, and with a great selection of patterns to choose from.


I really loved just about everything on Laura Spring's stand which showcased bold patterns on everything from lampshades to handbags.

Georgia Bosson (left) had a lovely display again this year, as well as Kangan Arora (right).

One of the stands that impressed me the most, was Handmade Alliance's stand. They run a scheme to help prisoners get back into work and teach them the necessary creative skills to open up employment options for them in the future. All the items on display were crafted by prisoners or ex-prisoners, and they were all great quality items. Learn more about Handmade Alliance here.

A nice collection of handmade items from niisha

Sofa covered in fabric by Kirkby Design.

Left: Some great products from Nest.co.uk including these patterned Monday - Sunday tea towels.
Right: Lovely stationary products and patterned wrapping from Studio Ola


A fantastic pottery collection by University of the Arts London graduate Yuta Segawa

Some really nice pottery collections from Richard Brendon.


Left: Some lovely storage canisters from Heal's.
Right: Beautiful ceramics by Lara Scobie.

A lovely pottery collection from Hend Krichen.


Left: Colourful, geometric candlestick holders by Korridor.
Right: A selection of umbrella designs by Kumo.

There were prints up for sale this year as well over at the Victoria House venue, with art from artists like Malika Favre, Virginie Morgand, Steve Wilson and others.

And lastly, these elephants on display for the charity Teddy's Wish. They were to go up for auction with all the proceeds to go directly to the charity.

Penguin Alphabet

Finished alphabet poster with the Norwegian alphabet, featuring acrobatic penguins!



Cherry Blossoms