designjunction, one of the main design events that takes place during London Design Festival, appoints a new show Director: Mark Gordon.
Mark Gordon worked in Exhibitions and Media for more than 21 years, bringing a wealth of industry experience to the role, previously working on Clerkenwell Design Week, 100% Design, Icon Magazine and more recently the hospitality event Sleep + Eat. Mark Gordon takes the place of Will Sorrell appointed as new Managing Director at London Design Biennale.
“Having admired designjunction for many years from afar, I am thrilled to be working on such a respected and critically-acclaimed event. As the Director, I am committed to nurturing the original spirit of the show, ensuring that it remains a design show for the industry, by the industry.” Mark Gordon
Under this fresh direction, designjunction brings together a stellar line-up of Advisory Board members, who have been selected from a cross-section of the design industry to help support the show’s creative direction. Having always been a design show immersed in the industry, the Advisory Board will ensure that designjunction continues to listen to what the industry wants and needs from a design show. Supported by the show’s founder, Deborah Spencer, the board are committed to keeping the show at the cutting-edge of design.
Board members include a mix of celebrated professionals; Ben Chatfield (Director, BCMH) Dian Small (RIBA London President), Els Van Hoorebeeck (Head of Interiors, The Office Group), Henrietta Thompson (Editor at Large, Wallpaper*), Mary Wiggin (Founder, Co-existence), Michael Sodeau (Founder, Michael Sodeau Studio), Rose Etherington (Editor in Chief, Clippings.com) Staffan Tollgard (Founder, Staffan Tollgard) as well as long-standing exhibitors Ed Carpenter (Founder of Very Good & Proper) and Mark Jonas (Executive Director of LSA).
designjunction will return to London 19-22 September 2019 to connect the world’s most renowned design brands with the world’s leading architects, specifiers, designers and buyers.
See all the picture of our last year visit to designjunction guided by the former director Will Sorrell during our Design Fairs and Architecture Offices Tour in London