The fifth edition of the critically-acclaimed designjunction is set to raise the bar this September by taking over two new central London venues; The College, formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the striking event space Victoria House B1, both located on Southampton Row (http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/vistor-information/)
Expect to encounter live workshops and flash-factories, one-off collaborations, hundreds of new product launches, inspiring installations, delectable food offerings and much more (http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/whats-on/)
This week, see highlights of the designjunction2015 seminar programme, which celebrates, explores and explains design’s new sense of mission. designjunction asks the question: do we really need another chair (or table or camera or shoe or phone)? The ‘Design for a Reason’ programme argues that yes we do, as long as it’s a beautiful solution to a real problem.
Sponsored by collaborative design studio molo, the Cochrane Theatre at the former Central Saint Martins building will be transformed with ‘Softwall’ backdrops and a canapy of ‘Cloud’ lighting.
SEE THE FULL SEMINAR PROGRAMME HERE
One show, two venues: The College, 12-42 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AP Victoria House, 37 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4DA
19.00: Keynote: Yves Behar and Tylko
Pioneering ‘design entrepreneur’ Yves Béhar, creator of fuseproject, joins forces with Polish ‘parametric design’ specialists Tylko, whose innovative app gives users power to customise their chosen domestic product. Could this be the future of design?
11.00 Transports of Delight
In association with Blueprint, Paul Priestman delivers the very latest thinking on stations and infrastructure.
14.00 Design Futures Come in Layers
Benjamin Hubert on his new direction, which has huge implications for design at large.
16.00 Technology, Tables and Lamps
Follow the journey of royal designer Terence Woodgate.
17.00 Life after Graduation
BIIDpresident Dan Hopwood and design education experts on the next step.
12.00 Working Beautifully
San Francisco’s Studio O+A joins Brooklyn’s Uhuru to discuss spaces that release endorphins.
14.30 Global Colour Trends
Carolina Calzada presents the shades and hues for the upcoming seasons.
16.00 Joined + Jointed
Samuel Chan explains the ethos behind his latest venture – Joined + Jointed.
18.30 Fairphone 2
Bas van Abel, creator of Fairphone, on his latest sustainable, modular launch.
13.00 Interiors for Unicorns
Christian Hawley, founder of Nest.co.uk and Russell and Jordan of 2 Lovely Gays.
14.30 Remote Controlled Smoke and Colour
Hosted by luxury product designer Tiipoi.