Join us from 28 June – 1 July & 5-8 July 2023 to champion and celebrate the future of design.

We believe that great design shapes the human experience. New Designers provides a unique platform for fresh design talent to connect with design educators, professionals and consumers, for creative exchange and collaboration. 




New Designers connects talented design graduates with businesses looking to bring in new design thinking; buyers looking to source the most innovative craft and design; and aspiring students with the widest range of design courses available to explore.


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 2022, Islington Business Design Centre, London.  
30/06/ by Sam Frost...©2022
New Designers 2022, Islington Business Design Centre, London.  
30/06/ by Sam Frost...©2022


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. Join us for the disruptive conversations taking place in June 2023.


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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


We believe that diversity fuels great design; and we strive to include courses and designers that encompass multiple disciplines, geographies and backgrounds. We are constantly looking at how we can evolve to bring in new courses, brands and audiences to support and reflect our New Designers community.


Great design never stands still, and should challenge the status quo. We champion new thinking, and new approaches to solving today’s problems through design. As society changes, so do New Designers.


Design for Diversity, The Pledge is a new and exciting initiative and is a first step to working towards a diverse design industry founded by Rukmini Patel and Kate Watson-Smyth.

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.




“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 – CELEBRATED 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 AND DESIGN COLUMNIST FOR THE INDEPENDENT AND I NEWSPAPERS

“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

“There’s nowhere else quite like New Designers where you can come into one remarkable space and see the pick of the crop of a generation of young designers.” DEYAN SUDJIC, DIRECTOR, DESIGN MUSEUM


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Our specialist content creators, producers and commercial teams are as passionate about their subjects as our audiences – working together to create live experiences and online content in art and design, textiles and craft, cycling, dance, food, gardening and travel for communities throughout the UK and across the world.

In 2019 Upper Street Events and River Street Events were acquired by Immediate Media, bringing together over 40 years of specialist event experience with a world-class producer of magazines and digital platforms. Immediate Live is the partnership between these three great businesses. Between us we own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK, engaging globally over 87 million passionate consumers each month.

Immediate Live’s heritage, expertise and operational excellence in event organisation combine with specialist sector knowledge to create high quality, valuable content and experiences for our audiences, whilst delivering effective solutions for our exhibitors, sponsors and commercial partners. Immediate Media’s ownership signifies a new chapter for our brands, reaffirming our market strength and position and enhancing our ability to offer our consumers world-class content, products, services and experiences.

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