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


What's On?
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.
WHATS ON - One year on
Preview the newest design businesses with One Year On.
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.
Visit after work to enjoy the exclusive late night openings, with a programme of special events.


  •   As seen at Milan Design Week, visitors to this year’s curated One Year On section will find a heavy emphasis upon sustainability in the work of emerging designers. Exhibitors across both Parts 1 and 2 have responded to issues like climate change and rubbish disposal, incorporating these contemporary problems into their pieces to prompt discussion and awareness. Sustainable consumption is a major source of inspiration for jewellery designer Sinead Cooke, who re-purposes waste materials like milk bottles and combines them with silver to create earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Her work challenges our perceptions of precious materials, encouraging us to see the design possibilities of recycling post-consumer waste plastic. Similarly both designers Katy Gillam-Hull and Carmen Machado collect discarded objects from beaches, with Carmen weaving the fishing equipment she finds into her textiles to prompt us to think about sustainable fishing and the environmental impact we are having on the sea. Katy collects broken or abandoned objects from shorelines and turns them into art. Meanwhile Sallysally’s products encourage the buyer to practice their own skills by partially assembling her flat pack style accessories and clothing. Inspired by the simplicity of Scandinavian design, Sally believes that engaging the buyer in the making process promotes an attitude of sustainability, resulting in enduring, stylish products while drawing attention to our consumption habits. Finally, Scottish based furniture company HAME have stressed the sustainable approach adopted in their Lambda Range. All of their products in the range were cut from one sheet of birch ply, ensuring that they didn’t produce any waste and used all of the base material. The growing theme of sustainability in design lends itself to a variety of interpretations across multiple disciplines, and inspires some beautiful, interesting results. Book your tickets to come and see these and many more exhibitors at the Business Design Centre. Part 1 runs from 28 June - 01 July 2017, and Part 2 is 05 - 08 July 2017.