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Located in the Canopy Market and conceived by south London-based interior design studio Matteo Bianchi, this was the most stylish space to pause on the festival trail, among handmade rugs from Lilla Rugs, wallpaper by Baboon and relaxed, low-slung seating by Maurizio Casini.


The sophisticated Grid Bar designed by Peter J. Lassen could be found in Cubitt House. Made with a lightweight and complex system of mirrored panels and modules to house planters and design objects. The bar was home to furniture from Icons of Denmark and beautiful lighting by Made by Hand.


A simple, yet stylish coffee station designed by design and furnishing specialists Bene was located upstairs in Cubitt House where delicious refreshments were served amongst their designs as well as other iconic design brands showcasing their very latest creations.

Mini Events, Features & Installations >

Talk to Me by Steuart Padwick

Multi-award-winning British designer, Steuart Padwick showcased 'Talk To Me': a powerful and engaging two-piece interactive installation situated along King's Boulevard in King's Cross. These large-scale works, standing over 5 metres high, were in support of the mental health anti-stigma campaign, Time to Change.

Keech Design + Yamaha Design Studio

Partnering with 8 UK based creative designers from companies such as Hitachi, Nikon and Sabotage, re-assemble was a collaborative & conceptual design challenge centred around the premise of reimagining ‘building blocks’ to add new experience values.

Talks Programme at the Everyman Cinema

Our 2019 Talks Programme sponsored by Clippings, took place at the King's Cross Everyman Cinema where a host of world-class speakers held lively discussions and debates across the latest trends and topics that really matter. We questioned: How should design react to some of the world’s most pressing problems? See who took part in our programme here.

The ELLE Decoration Café in association with Matteo Bianchi

Matteo Bianchi and ELLE Decoration brought a sense of Morocco to King’s Cross. The café, situated in The Canopy depicted the typical “Metropolitan Designer”, allowing visitors to see the world from a different perspective by creating a comfortable seating area using LILLA rugs. 

LSA in conjunction with Vitra and String present The Greenhouse

Unit 5 will housed LSA’s immersive installation celebrating sustainable living. The design brought their CANOPY collection to life alongside a range of products from brands such as String and Vitra. A pop-up Greenhouse Café offered plant-based food and cold brew, surrounded by live demonstrations and workshop activities.

MOVE FREELY with Lois O’Hara - An installation at Coal Drops Yard

Standing tall throughout Coal Drops Yard were 3 totem poles standing 2 metres high. The vivid contrast between the colour and black & white in Lois’ creations were designed to express feelings of determination and persistence. 

From Inside to Out by Bim Burton

This year’s themes of Reimagine, Reconnect, React are a perfect representation of Bim Burton’s 'From Inside Out', having re-imagined the bath and reconnected it into three chairs. 'Having a bath' is a an insular solitary concept whereby you reflect and meditate on the daily happenings in the comfort of your own space. From Inside Out is in collaboration with - AJ Wells, Kaldewei Baths, Agua Fabrics, AHEC.

The Garden Chair by Petite Friture

Petite Friture showcased a minimalistic representation of their world-renowned outdoor range, highlighting ‘Garden chair’ which was designed by Studio Brichet-Ziegler. Made out of light weight, weather resistant aluminium, the Week-End collection doesn’t just look good, it is comfortable and highly practical. 

mt Masking Tape x Stephen Smith

mt Masking Tape, the original ‘washi’ maskingtape from Japan collaborated with award winning artist, Stephen Smith to create a bold and inspiring masterpiece. Once just an industrial product, this tape was put to all sorts of uses - cut & tear, layer up, write & stamp, stick & more...the possibilities were endless!

Rado Star Prize UK

The ten finalists showcased their concepts at designjunction in The Light Tunnel. The judges’ winner received a £5,000 cash prize as well as a Rado timepiece. During the show, visitors were able to nominate their favourite project from among the finalists. The winner of the public vote, Huw Evans was also awarded a Rado watch.

Breakthrough Brands

We brought back the consumer brands to The Canopy Market at King’s Cross. Housing 70 premium pop-up shops and emerging design labels such as Mystic Forms, Industrial Jewellery, Ruby Creagh and Oonalfie. Selling everything from fashion accessories to technology, ceramics, glassware and stationery, there were many discoveries to be made.

Dawn to Dusk

Celebrating the memory of sunrise and sunset, Dawn to Dusk was the second product range from Haberdashery's Evoke collection. The interactive product installation was recreated within the Light Tunnel and provided a great opportunity for people to photograph themselves with their favourite daytime shade. 


MuDD Architects and Jane Scott teamed up to create the Bioknit pavilion, demonstrating how new textile architecture manufacturing techniques can integrate colour, materials and form seamlessly into a knitted Pavilion that was located in Cubitt Park for Designjunction.


Presenting 6 playful installations in The Light Tunnel, each featuring a Giant Anglepoise Lamp lighting up inspirational quotes on the light
panels. Visitors jumped into the sets and took photos by the light of a Giant, sharing their photos and tagging Anglepoise to be in for the chance to win one of the giant lamps.