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

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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.

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  • Exhibiting as part of One Year On was a wonderful and eye opening experience. New Designers is known for celebrating emerging creatives and One Year On is completely a product of this nurturing event. From start to end, I have continued to learn more and more about my practice, the design industry and myself. One Year On has been far more than the ‘confidence boost’ I initially sought. The combination of pre-show planning from  Rheanna Lingham, mentoring by Patricia Van Den Akker – Director of The Design Trust, and exhibiting alongside so many engaging makers has been invaluable to my own personal development and professionalism as a creative. It would be an understatement to say I am very grateful for this wonderful experience, if I had to describe it in a few words I would have to say, energising, clarifying and encouraging. Each and every conversation I had has undoubtedly enhanced the approach to my practice, as well as the way I present it. I had personal reservations about sharing some of my more researched heavy pieces, but the overwhelmingly positive response they have received have changed that. I have never felt more able to express my ideas to others or inspire to continue. One thing I will take away from New Designers is the clarity I've gained about my own practice and my need to be surrounded by other makers. Until the exhibition I totally took for granted the impact other creative individuals have on me. I can not speak more highly of the ‘One Year On’ team, especially curator Rheanna Lingham, who somehow managed to make sense of my rambling. To anyone toying with the idea of exhibiting, i would say go for it. I found OYO to be the best deadline imaginable to work to following my Masters Degree. Since being selected I have seen a dramatic development in my work and in the way I promote it. As with all things, I have an issue with running away with myself, if I was going to do OYO again, I would have focused less on product and what people can buy, and more on my ideas and research. What a better audience to talk to about ideas than those visiting and exhibiting at New Designers. I am working on a series of new projects currently including a collaboration with a stationery brand which is in its final stages. I am also seeking studio space, acting upon the need to be around other working creatives. I am really proud to say I exhibited alongside all the wonderfully talented makers/designers and artists as part of One Year On 2017. I would do it all again in a heartbeat, it changed me for the better and I loved it all. coralfowley.co.uk Instagram: @coral_fowley

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