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Located in the Canopy Market and conceived by south London-based interior design studio Matteo Bianchi, it’s 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.


Stop by the sophisticated Grid Bar designed by Peter J. Lassen with a lightweight and complex system of mirrored panels and modules to house planters and design objects. The bar will be 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, will be located upstairs in Cubitt House where delicious refreshments will be 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 will showcase 'Talk To Me': a powerful and engaging two-piece interactive installation which will be situated along King's Boulevard in King's Cross. These large-scale works, standing over 5 metres high, are 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 is a collaborative & conceptual design challenge centred around the premise of reimagining ‘building blocks’ to add new experience values.

Talks Programme at the Everyman Cinema

Be captivated by our 2019 Talks Programme sponsored by Clippings, taking place at the King's Cross Everyman Cinema where a host of world-class speakers will hold lively discussions and debates across the latest trends and topics that really matter. We question: How should design react to some of the world’s most pressing problems? See the full line up and book Talks here.

The ELLE Decoration Café in association with Matteo Bianchi

Matteo Bianchi and ELLE Decoration bring a sense of Morocco to King’s Cross. The café, situated in The Canopy will picture 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 house LSA’s immersive installation celebrating sustainable living. The design will bring their CANOPY collection to life alongside a range of products from brands such as String and Vitra. A pop-up Greenhouse Café will offer 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 will be 3 totem poles standing 2 metres high. The vivid contrast between the colour and black & white in Lois’ creations have been 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 will be showcasing a minimalistic representation of their world-renowned outdoor range, highlighting ‘Garden chair’ which has been 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 have collaborated with award winning artist, Stephen Smith to create a bold and inspiring masterpiece. Once just an industrial product, this tape is now put to all sorts of uses - cut & tear, layer up, write & stamp, stick & more...the possibilities are endless!

Rado Star Prize UK

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

Breakthrough Brands

We have 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 are many discoveries to be made.

Dawn to Dusk

Celebrating the memory of sunrise and sunset, Dawn to Dusk is the second product range from Haberdashery's Evoke collection. The interactive product installation will be recreated within the Light Tunnel and provides a great opportunity to photograph yourself with your favourite daytime shade. 


MuDD Architects and Jane Scott team up at the Bioknit pavilion, demonstrating how new textile architecture manufacturing techniques can integrate colour, materials and form seamlessly into a knitted Pavilion that will be 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. Jump into the sets and take photos by the light of a Giant. Share your photo and tag Anglepoise and you might be the one lucky winner who gets to take a Giant light home.