New Designers


Be the first to see and meet the next generation of designers before anyone else by attending our Awards Previews.

The Award Previews celebrate the designers of the future by recognising new design, thinking and innovation, whilst announcing the emerging design trends to look out for in the year ahead and painting a forecast for the design world as envisioned by the next generation.

Awards Preview Evenings: 2019


Celebrate this year’s Award Winners at the prestigious New Designers industry awards ceremony where the winners are announced.

Week 1

Wednesday – 1th July 

Week 2

Wednesday – 8th July

To visit the exclusive Awards Previews you will need to purchase a Full Access ticket to New Designers, which grants unlimited access to all days of New Designers, across both weeks.

View the awards

Discover and browse the full line-up of 2019 industry Awards and Associate Prizes chosen by selected industry judges – lining up the best picks from this years graduating designers. View 2019 Awards

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For this year’s show, Dennis Nothdruft, Head of Exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum, opened and presented the winners with their awards, he said: ‘New Designers represents the best of new British design talent; the breadth and width of the talent that is seen at New Designers never ceases to impress and inspire. I am honoured to be a part of this year’s events.’

Celebrated British furniture and homeware designer Bethan Gray opened and presented the awards in Week 2, on Wednesday 3 July. She says of the show: ‘It is an honour to be asked to open New Designers Part 2. 21 years ago – almost to the day – I won what was then the Habitat Innovation Award at New Designers and it launched my career. It is a show that is very close to my heart and I can’t wait to meet this year’s graduates’


Linda Scerpella, Brunel University, Stand VC13 was our @pentlandbrands Award Winner. The Judges commented, Linda delivered a professional, thought-provoking presentation alongside demonstrating skills in a broad range of disciplines. We sensed Linda’s hardworking ethos and excitement to learn.’ #nd19 #graphic #motionarts #graphicdesign ⁠
'The Montieren Collection,' designed by William Sharp, Glasgow School of Art, Stand JC24. Winner of the @hallmark Award. Congratulations Again Will! @willsharpjewellery⁠

The judges commented, ‘We loved William’s concept for its intelligence, interactivity and its sustainable responsibility.’ #nd19 #designer #university #graduate #creator #maker #jewellery #structure #craft ⁠
The winner of the W’innovate & Wilko Award was Joe Deakin from Birmingham City University, Stand FP59. Joe's work explored a range of kitchen accessories designed to utilise lost space within the kitchen environment, such as a knife locking system embedded into counter top and a pop-up salt and pepper storage holder. Congratulations again! @lovewilko #nd19 #graduate #university #homeware #kitchen #knife #maker #creator #student ⁠
Keith Brymer Jones, Potter and Ceramic Designer from Make International loved Millie Suu-Kyi work. @milliesuukyi was on the Nottingham Trent Stand JC3 in Week 2 ⁠

#nd19 #maker #creator #graduate #university #newdesigners #ceramics