New Designers 2018: Meet The Designers Of Tomorrow

The must-visit exhibition shining a spotlight on the next generation of thinkers and makers.

Opening on Wednesday 27th June 2018, the New Designers exhibition will gather more than 3,000 of the brightest and most radical new creative minds and emerging artists under one roof.

Design by Natalie Bell

From ceramics, illustrations, interior design, furniture and graphic design to textiles, fashion, jewellery and glass, the two-week exhibition spans every discipline in modern making and celebrates visionary design across the design spectrum.

Clock by YSD

The exhibition will give students from over 200 creative courses a platform to showcase never-before-seen work to thousands of industry professionals and design lovers.

Object by Verity Howard

The event is an opportunity for career-making connections and commissions to be made, with New Designers acting as a critical bridge between design education and professional design success.

Textile design by Amy Grimes/ Hello Grimes

The New Designers exhibition has a 33-year history of showcasing cutting edge design, and uncovering and launching the careers of countless design stars now working in UK design.

Jewellery design by Ella Fearon

The exhibition will be taking over the Business Design Centre in Islington from 27-30th June and 4-7th July.

Illustrations by Maisy Summer from Manchester School of Art

Each of the two four-day exhibitions that make up New Designers will showcase an extensive range of work by recent graduates from leading universities and design schools, but the two weeks will highlight a different set of design disciplines.

Graphic design by Maria Centola

The first week will feature innovative design across textiles, fashion, costume design, jewellery, glass, ceramics and contemporary design crafts, while the second week showcases product, furniture, automotive, interior design, graphic design, industrial design, animation, illustration, gaming and motion arts.

Moon by Azmy Anything

There will also be an exciting programme of talks, events and workshops running alongside the two-week exhibition.

Product design by Arturo Soto

The talks and workshops have been created to complement the work on display, covering a wide range of design disciplines and interests.

Furniture design by George Hopkins from Birmingham City University

One of the highlights is One Year In, a curated showcase from the most promising and intriguing designers, studios and entrepreneurs that have recently launched their own businesses.

Glass sculpture by Chris Pearce from Brighton University

Browse and buy original pieces directly from their makers, commission bespoke works, while supporting small design companies.

Product design by Ashley Willard from Northumbria University

This year, with more applications for selection than ever before, One Year In welcomes its biggest line-up to date. The breakthrough talents on show include product and graphic design companies, jewellery artists, illustrators, fashion designers and digital creators.

Design by Alice Johnson

Some of the pioneering works showing this year include handcrafted ceramics from Alice Johnson, who uses traditional throwing techniques such as coiling or slabbing to create unique organic vessels, and Robert Hunter Ceramics, whose hand-fired vessels are glazed using self-sourced local materials such as seaweeds, plants, rocks, ashes and clays.

Ceramics by Alice Johnson

Black and white stoneware from self-taught ceramicist Bronwen Grieves has never shown publicly until now.

Ceramics by Bronwen Grieves

In a landscape where creative start-ups and design entrepreneurs abound, these are the ones to watch.

Sculpture by Jack During

See the work of more than 3,000 hand-picked design talents currently in education, meet the trend setters in person, and get a first look at the future of British design.

Book now to save 20% on your day tickets when you use offer code: ND004 at checkout. Browse the line-up of makers, register onto designer talks and workshops, and secure your tickets online at newdesigners.com.

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