Welcome to New Designers - The Exhibition for Emerging Design
Part 1: 28 June - 01 July 2017 Part 2: 05 - 08 July 2017
Discover the Next Generation of Designers
See over 175 of the best creative universities and over 3,000 graduate designers and makers
Explore One Year On – A Curated Showcase of the newest Design Businesses
View, meet and buy directly from the makers
Textiles, Fashion & Costume Design
Part 1: 28 June - 01 July
Jewellery, Ceramics, Glass & Contemporary Design Crafts
Part 1: 28 June - 01 July
Furniture, Product, Industrial & Spatial Design
Part 2: 05-08 July
Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation & Digital Arts
Part 2: 05-08 July


Explore the Show
WHATS ON - About New Designers
Enjoy unlimited access to both Parts of New Designers, including the Awards Previews.
Celebrate this years Awards Winners and enjoy complimentary drinks provided by Peroni Nastro Azzurro.
Visit after work to enjoy the exclusive late night openings, with a programme of special events.
Open your students’ eyes to the wide range of design courses available across the country.
Find out the top trends from this years graduate designers ahead of your visit.
WHATS ON - One year on
Preview the newest design businesses with One Year On.


  • All artists aspire to move their audience with their art. Be it a newly composed song, miniature painting, sculpture or a mere experiment, all aim to make a strong impact on their audience. An artist desires to touch and move souls by transporting them to a new place; to evoke evokes emotions. This is what I intended to do with my work displayed at One Year On. I wanted my audience to embrace a transformative experience and it is safe to say, I’ve rightly done so. One Year On was a phenomenal experience for all of us. It gave my audience an opportunity to experience my art which aims to add value to household interiors. The hand-stitched pieces with gold and leather embellishments (pictured above) are tailored for those who desire an affluent lifestyle, reflecting the choices they make. My exhibition was centered on the concept of ‘Time’. As an artist, the best feeling is to be appreciated by your intended audience. I was over cloud nine when visitors not only appreciated the concept, but also applauded its aesthetics. As an art consultant, I understand the value of luxury leather accessories and my leather wall features are just that. Before working on my exhibit at One Year On I came across numerous people who were tired of their conventional interior design. With my art work I desired to break the monotony and come up with designs that represent modernity, sophistication, indulgence and elegance. For me, leather is pure luxury, where it can add depth and character to any interior design. So I wondered rather than painting a wall a different colour to add character, why not use leather to add texture. My artwork is inspired by three things: leather, gold and character. In interior design, one cannot undermine the importance of contemporary wall art. It plays a significant role in creating any indoor or outdoor environment. Complying with my vision, I prepared luxe wall art to give any house the depth it longs for. For an artist, it is of utmost importance that their work gets appreciated and acknowledged. However, another important aspect that often goes neglected is support. I worked alongside OYO for this particular project and got invaluable experience shaping my approach about interior design. I worked with like-minded people who understood what I wanted and delivered accordingly. Never have I worked with people with so much passion for art and design.  It not only allowed me to indulge in meaningful dialogue with my audience, it also helped me explore newer horizons of growth and future possibilities. As an artist, I consider exposure and effort to be a prized possession. I would like to seize the opportunity and welcome everyone who wants to join One Year On in coming years. I would like to welcome all artists on board who share a similar passion for art and wish to contribute to it. If you intend to be a part of OYO, I suggest you to do it now. It’s a life changing experience in its true essence. anitacarnell.com