New Designers

Awards Previews

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 26 June → Week 2 – Wednesday 3 July Join our mailing list for more information on the 2019 Awards Preview Evenings JOIN MAILING LIST

Catch up on the winners: 2018

    Discover and browse the full line-up of winners chosen by our selected industry to win Awards and Associate Prizes – lining up the best picks from this years graduating designers. BROWSE PAST WINNERS

Award Presenters: 2018

WEEK 1 Orla Kiely

Opening the show and presenting the line-up of winners in Week 1 was the famed textile designer, Orla Kiely.

The Irish contemporary designer is renowned 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. 

Week 2 Benjamin Hubert

Well-known furniture and product designer, Benjamin Hubert  opened the show and presented our line-up of winners in Week 2.

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.



Have a read of Swindon College's news article on #ND18 award winner Alexandra Richardson, who won the New Designers Zizzi Fresh Talent Award, with her Creative Conservation Collective.


Swindon College Graphic Design Student Alexandra Richardson is celebrating after winning a prestigious award at New Designers 2018!
Read more here https://t.co/BvRKJdsOrr

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