Design Junction

The exhibition was split over 3 floors and showcased work from a range of established and emerging designers. The building itself is a great space with the remains of the old sorting equipment still present and in some cases outshining the design on show.

Although the event was slightly tailored toward the contract furniture crowd there were still a few hidden gems to be found. Northumbria designers in residence "Tools for Everyday Life" and Benjamin Hubert's mini exhibition of materials and processes were real highlights. It was great to see Canteen making an appearance and taking care of our midday grub in the form of a good old chicken pie and mash. In the end it was great day and the crowds which filled the space seemed to be a little more involved in the event compared to the other major events on the LDF calendar. Overall the show was interesting, however with the exception of a few displays I felt there was a general lack of communication and transparency regarding the manufacturing and thought process behind much of the work.