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In pictures: have you seen the colourful new installation in King's Cross?

By Nick Thompson

As the weather turns a bit grey and drizzly, Granary Square has been brightened up with a colourful new installation. Designed by Turkishceramics as part of designjunction 2017, 'Gateways' consists of four four-metre high ceramic tiled gates in the central fountain space on Granary Square.

Designjunction will be running at King's Cross from Sep 21-Sep 24, displaying a mix of cutting-edge interior design, pop-up shops, sculptures and workshops across different London locations. 

Designed by London-based Adam Nathaniel Furman in collaboration with Turkishceramics, the installation uses contemporary ceramic tiles from Turkey in four distinct gates that, by definition, demand you walk around and through them. Y'know, as you do with gates. 

The individual gates encompass a different design story, ranging from the artisanal handcrafted ceramics of the Ottoman Empire to the nation's products of today. 

The front gate references the Iznik tradition, the second references traditional architectural materials; another is a homage to the colourful 70s; the fourth, interestingly, is Edwardian inspired. Expect the colourful gates to be filling up your Instagram feed soon. 

 Photos: Hufton + Crow

Want more design? Check out the best bits at this year's London Design Festival.


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