New Designers 2017

Universities

Highlights

New Designers annually showcases 3,000 of the year’s most exciting, forward-thinking craft and design graduates, providing an essential pipeline of new talent into the UK’s creative industries.

In the run up to the show we will be featuring some of our University highlights below to give you a taste of the creativity you will witness on your visit this summer.

For full University listings click below –

Universities Part 1   Universities Part 2

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Exhibitor Pick: Talia Laikin University of Brighton, Part 2 stand FP29

Talia’s outcomes seek to facilitate a more open-minded approach to meditation for those who struggle with their mental health. Through providing alternative tools for meditation she aims to challenge preconception of the sitting meditator, and instead establish a supportive and encouraging environment to help people feel the benefits of this practice.

Exhibitor Pick: Yi Hong Sheffield Hallam University, Part 1 stand JC32

 

‘Affordance’ by Yi Hong from Sheffield Hallam University is an exploration of the relationship between object and user; habitual gestures create pattern and evidence on everyday objects, familiarity provides comfort. Each of the five vessels have their own unique finger indents, creating an individual experience for the user through exploration and play; what feels comfortable to one user may be uncomfortable for another. 

Exhibitor Pick: Hannah Viner UCA – Farnham, Part 1 stand JC31 - Jewellery

Hannah Viner from University of the Creative Arts Farnham has created these organic solid sterling silver rings with blue sapphires and green emeralds cast in place.

Exhibitor Pick: Will Huggons Plymouth University, Part 2 stand FP38 - Product Design

Why has this lid got a spindle? Because its a spinning top. Inspired by a project with Vitra, Will Huggons wanted more fun with tableware, so he added a new twist to the humble lid, turning it into a spinning top. Why not?

Exhibitor Pick: Tor Ewen Edinburgh College of Art, Part 1 stand T17 - Textiles

Tor Ewen’s project explores themes of resourcefulness inspired by the Indian value of reusing and re-adapting materials and objects. Redundant industrial materials, such as foam and rope have been utilised for the design whilst interior materials use tactile qualities to build an interaction with the user. 

Exhibitor Pick: Nick Raven University of Derby, Part 2 stand VC54 - Graphic Design

With the creative bounds of visual communications extending more than ever this year at New Designers Part 2, Nick Raven’s work embody the innovation and future of graphic design, combining traditional printmaking, drawing and craft skills with modern print finishing.