NEW DESIGNERS: CHAMPIONING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN SINCE 1985
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Week 1: 26 – 29 June 2024 | Week 2: 3 – 6 July 2024
New Designers is an annual exhibition that brings together the best graduate design talent from across the UK. Our event is aimed at professionals in the design industry, as well as general consumers who are interested in seeing the latest trends in design. New Designers also welcomes hundreds of school students each year, inspiring the next generation of designers. Over two weeks, we showcase the work of over 3,000 talented graduates in a range of disciplines, including textiles, graphics, product design, and more.
WHAT WE OFFER
We provide two weeks of incredible design discovery. By breaking the boundaries between the different disciplines, an increasing number of collaborations and new opportunities come to light. You’ll discover new ideas, products, trends and talent.
New Designers is a platform for discourse and debate, from social, political and environmental influences and challenges to how we can use design to create a more sustainable future.
HOW WE WORK
We want all our New Designers to succeed.
Our highly-acclaimed ND Awards programmes sees industry experts actively seeking out the very best design talents and rewarding them by offering prizes, mentorships and apprenticeships. Previous winners have gone on to forge successful careers with our awards supporters
DESIGN FOR DIVERSITY: THE PLEDGE
New Designers is passionate about championing emerging designers whilst also supporting diversity and inclusivity.
We are taking the Design for Diversity pledge to show our support for underrepresented communities, and to ensure we continue to play our part in bringing diversity into the design industry.
For more information and to read our pledge click here.
- ND Universities: Discover brand new design work from the the UK’s top design courses, representing emerging trends in the design industry.
- ND Talks: Hear from leading design professionals as they share insights and tips on the industry in the Talks Theatre, a part of our ND Educates programme
- ND Workshops: Get hands-on experience in a range of design disciplines, led by experienced practitioners, a part of our ND Educates programme
- ND Awards: See the graduate work chosen by industry leaders for innovation, skill and commitment to sustainable design practices.
- ND Selects: Shop products on site at New Designers from small businesses hand-picked by Louisa Pacifico, founder of Future Icons
WHAT OUR AUDIENCE HAS TO SAY
“It is an honour to be asked to open New Designers Part Two. Twenty-one years ago – almost to the day – I won an Innovation Award at New Designers and it launched my career. It is a show that is very close to my heart.” BETHAN GRAY, HOMEWARE AND FURNITURE DESIGNER
“It is just a brilliant showcase to come along to, to get inspired, to learn about the new trends, I could just spend hours here!” AMIRA HASHISH, DIGITAL FEATURES EDITOR OF THE EVENING STANDARD
“New Designers has heralded a number of great designers who are household names now, so if you want to see the stars of the future it’s a great place to come. It’s also a great place to get inspired by design ideas: there are very innovative and new great designs here that’ll hopefully see the light of day for the public to buy in the future.” JOE FERRY, CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN DESIGN – EXPERIENCE
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