Stunning fašade covers Neptunus double deck structure
Northampton: September 23, 2016: Neptunus has built a double deck structure with a difference for designjunction 2016, the leading international design show being staged at Kings Cross in London from September 22-26.
Visitors to the show which forms part of London Design Festival 2016 wont recognise the building as a temporary structure because the frontage has been covered with a spectacular state-of-the-art façade created by leading architectural firm Satellite Architects in conjunction with Danish design specialists Icons of Denmark.
At seven metres high the scaffold-like grid system consists of over 4,000 lightweight, versatile modules measuring 40 x 40 x 40 cm with slender 12mm nylon frames. They transition from black at the base to white at the top against the sky to create an impressive pixelated effect. The grid also holds an array of panels positioned to reflect or provide glimpses of the foliage beyond which sits alongside Neptunus double decker. The team behind the amazing concept say it is the largest installation of grid in the world.
Neptunus Managing Director April Trasler says: designjunctions creative team has produced an extraordinary façade which entirely covers the front of our double deck structure. The effect is quite stunning and is a totally unique process to be associated with one of our temporary structures.
Neptunus 2,800 square metre double decker structure provides a two-storey space for exhibitors at designjunction 2016. The interior has a deliberate minimalist style to blend in with the chic and trendy Kings Cross location for the London Design Festival. It took a 20-strong team of Neptunus technicians just five days to build the temporary facility.
Over 200 cutting-edge designers are attending the show in Kings Cross cultural centre to exhibit their latest product collections in furniture, lighting and accessories.
Neptunus were appointed as temporary structure supplier on a three year contract by designjunction, a collaborative team of designers who are passionate about design. Deborah Spencer, designjunctions Managing Director, explains why Neptunus was selected for the prestigious project:
When you work with high-class design brands they expect high-class surroundings. Neptunus have a proven track record of delivering the finest quality, most robust and visually impressive tent structures. They are the perfect fit with the designjunction brand and we are delighted to be working with them
Founded nearly 80 years ago, Neptunus remains a family-run business known for the creativity and innovation of its temporary structures. With a head office in The Netherlands and divisions in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland and Austria, Neptunus has a proven track record in the design, manufacture and delivery of all types of temporary buildings.
Neptunus Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptunus BV based in The Netherlands. Its UK operation is located in Swan Valley, Northampton, where the company has purpose built offices, storage and maintenance facilities. Neptunus has over 450,000 square metres of high quality structures in a wide range of styles.
With cassette flooring systems, Neptunus flexible and spacious structures provide ideal solutions for short-term or longer-term rental requirements. For more information visit: www.neptunus.co.uk
designjunction is a leading exhibition for contemporary interior design and culture, held annually in London and New York. The flagship show takes place in London as part of the London Design Festival each September where more than 200 contemporary brands present their new collections to an international audience of architects, interior designers, retailers and media. In 2015, the five day exhibition attracted more than 26,000 visitors through its doors.
PAUL SMITH ASSOCIATES
6th October 2016