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.
Celebrate this year’s Award Winners at the prestigious New Designers industry awards ceremony where the winners are announced, whilst enjoying complimentary gin cocktails from Carounn and Schweppes.
2018 Awards Preview Evenings
→ Week 1 – Wednesday 27 June
→ Week 2 – Wednesday 4 July
Book preview tickets
SCHEDULE 3pm – Doors open 6pm – Drinks reception with complimentary Gin cocktails from Carounn and Schweppes, and music by Rough Trade East 7pm – Awards ceremony begins underneath the clock, located on the main hall first-floor 9pm – Evening ends
Wednesday 27 June
Opening the show and presenting the line-up of winners in Week 1 is the famed textiles designer, Orla Kiely
Photographed by: Nicole Nodland
Orla Kiely is an Irish contemporary designer known for her unique retro prints and designs. The world of Orla Kiely was founded in 1995 and expresses her bespoke love for pattern, texture and colour. Her iconic prints are instantly recognisable as well as uplifting and are consistent throughout her womenswear, accessories and homeware collections. Her ready to wear collections are timeless and kooky whilst achieving strength with a very modern quality. The collections have been worn by the likes of The Duchess of Cambridge, Kirsten Dunst, Keira Knightley, Alexa Chung, Lena Dunham and Emma Watson.
Wednesday 4 July
Opening the show and presenting the line-up of winners in Week 2 will be well-known furniture and product designers, Benjamin Hubert.
Photographed for: Surface Magazine
Benjamin Hubert is an award-winning British design entrepreneur, and founder of the recently launched creative agency, LAYER. The new agency is the evolution of Benjamin Hubert Ltd. and is focused on experience-driven design for both the physical and digital worlds. Led by Benjamin and a growing creative team, LAYER is partnering with forward-thinking brands – including Nike, Samsung, BMW, Maggie’s cancer charity, Fritz Hansen, and Herman Miller – to create products that will help design the way we live, work and communicate in the future, from smart wearables and furniture systems, to the next generation of televisions, mobile devices, and grooming tools.