This summer, New Designers will gather more than 3,000 of the brightest and most radical creative minds under one roof to launch the next generation of thinkers, makers and disruptors onto the UK design scene. Opening Wednesday 27 June, the exhibition is a two-week celebration of visionary design that sees students from 200+ creative courses unveiling never-before-seen work to thousands of industry professionals and design lovers.
Over both weeks, New Designers 2018 presents an array of work by recent graduates from leading universities and design schools the length and breadth of the UK – ranging from Cambridge to Carmarthen, Glyndwr to Glasgow, and Dundee to De Montfort – making the event the first opportunity to discover the next generation of talent across the design spectrum, as well the latest innovations in design education.
During week one, highlights include fashion and textiles, jewellery and silversmithing, and textile and surface design. Week two features product design, 3D design, illustration, design for film and television and sustainable product design.
In addition to the graduate exhibitors, other key features of the show include the newly named One Year In, a curated section showcasing work by 100 design entrepreneurs who have recently launched their businesses. Here, you can browse and buy original pieces directly from their makers.
Each One Year In exhibitor has been selected by curator Rheanna Lingham for the originality of their thinking, the quality of their work and the viability of their business. The 2018 cohort is One Year In’s biggest to date, with a record number of applications received during the open call.
Based at the Business Design Centre in London, New Designers will run from 27-30 June and 4-7 July 2018. Find out more or book tickets at newdesigners.com.