Design Junction brings the Tramshed under its wing

Furniture and products show Design Junction is bringing interiors event the Tramshed under its wing and relaunching in The Old Sorting Office on New Oxford Street for this year’s London Design Festival.

Deadgood furniture from last year's Design Junction show
Deadgood furniture from last year’s Design Junction show

Design Junction director Deborah Spencer says this year’s show will use three of the four floors of the building – and that each floor is around twice the size of the show’s former home at Victoria House.

The new show, which will run from 19-23 September, will use the Design Junction name, but Spencer says the Tramshed brand will continue to exist and the Tramshed will create an installation for the show with Autoban.

The show will be run by Spencer and the entire space will be art directed by Michael Sodeau, who art directed last year’s inaugural London Design Junction show.

Spencer says the new show will feature an ‘installation-focused’ ground floor, with workshops from brands including Deadgood. She is also hoping to bring in a Thonet wood-bending unit to create bentwood chairs.

The second floor, Spencer says, will be more consumer-brand-focused, and will feature the Tramshed installation, while the third floor will be used as a party space.

Spencer says, ‘The show will be trade-focused but it will also have a strong consumer element, with restaurant and pop-up elements.’

Spencer says, ‘I was heavily involved with the Tramshed in its inaugural year in 2010 and worked on Design Junction last year, so it seems fitting for me to bring both of these events together for a powerful, collaborative show in 2012.’

Luis De Oliveira, founding director of Tramshed partner De La Espada, says, ‘We enjoyed two incredibly successful years at the Tramshed, and joining forces with Design Junction feels like the next step in the show’s evolution.’

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