2020 ND SELECTS

NEW DESIGNERS, DESIGN OF THE MONTH

Discover the very best in new design thinking and innovation with our ‘Design of the Month’ feature. From the newest designers, to the most established.

DECEMBER

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WILLIAM ROMERIL 

‘An Overelaborate Solution to a Blunt Pencil’

ONE YEAR IN 2021 EXHIBITOR 

William takes everyday objects and activities and plays around with their use, creating pieces in silver that are playful and often absurd.

In 2019 William exhibited with University for the Creative Arts, Rochester graduating from a degree in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery. The judges for the New Designer of the Year Award were inspired by his creative solutions to the everyday problems and awarded him the Runner Up prize. William has continued and developed his unique design brand and will be joining New Designers next year as a One Year In Exhibitor. 

Using everyday events, William uses absurdity to reflect on the over complications and extravagance of the modern world to create silverware that is playful and humorous. By applying motion to usually stationary objects allows William to turn their use on their head to shed new light on them.

Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of our OYI 2021 exhibitors. 

NOVEMBER

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JACK MITCHELL

‘AGE UK Dementia Products’

This dementia cutlery set and personal memory bank aim to cultivate independent living through gentle user scheduled meal time reminders and pre-recorded memories, music and recipes for patients with early-onset dementia. 

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is important for a person’s physical and mental health. These health problems can be particularly problematic for someone with dementia as they can increase confusion and the risks of delirium.

Through vibrating and lighting up, this cutlery set reminds people in the early stages of dementia to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Through a schedule set by the caregiver and user, it helps dementia patients live independently. 

The range of products aim to help independent living, making life easier for older people and giving relief to caregivers.