New Designers 2017

Awards Previews

Be among the first to discover this year’s exhibitors and celebrate creative excellence and innovation at the Awards Preview Evenings, supported by Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

In recognition of the outstanding work on show, a series of prestigious industry awards are presented on the two Wednesday Preview Evenings and form an integral part of the event.

Part 1 Awards Preview – Wed 28 June 2017, 3pm – 9pm
Awards Presentation and Complimentary Drinks from 6.30pm

Part 2 Awards Preview – Wed 05 July 2017, 3pm – 9pm
Awards Presentation and Complimentary Drinks from 6.30pm

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Show Openers

Part 1: Keith Brymer-Jones

We are very excited to welcome Keith Brymer Jones, who will be officially opening Part 1 of the show on Wed 28 June. A renowned British ceramicist and judge on BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down, Keith has over thirty years’ experience behind the potter’s wheel. Now famous for his Word Range – beautifully crafted white porcelain items featuring colourful, hand-stamped words. 

‘Design is an essential part of life … knowingly or not, everyone interacts with it every day! Great design should be aesthetic, practical and even generate an emotional response. New Designers celebrates the talented people who can make these three fundamentals happen so I am humbled and proud to open the event and present the awards.’ 

Keith Brymer Jones

Part 2: Corinna Gardner

Opening Part 2 of the show on Wed 05 July, is Acting Keeper of the Design, Architecture and Digital Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Corinna Gardner. Corinna leads the collecting and exhibition programme for contemporary design and holds responsibility for the museum’s Rapid Response Collecting activities. 

‘I am delighted to be a part of New Designers show and awards programme. Both are a fantastic opportunity to explore an amazing array of new design talent and to uncover future design superstars who will influence the way we think about design and the designed world.’

Corinna Gardner

Join the celebration

With a VIP Pass or Preview Ticket you can enjoy access to the show on either Wednesday from 3pm onwards. Our exclusive Awards Preview Evenings see a series of industry sponsored Awards presented to the most exciting designers – the household names of the future.

The Awards Preview Evening ceremonies feature complimentary drinks, served by Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and get underway from 6.30pm. 

Book Tickets

Please note, if you have received an invitation to the Awards Preview Evening from an exhibitor, this invitation is only valid from 6.30pm.