ND Selects (Previously One Year In) is a curated space at New Designers dedicated to shining a light on new businesses in the design industry. It is one of the most popular features of our show as our visitors love seeing products that are already on the market and who attend the event ready to seek out the hottest design trends. This area is always sought out by our trade audience of industry leaders who attend the show ready to commission or invest in the latest new products on the market.

Each exhibitor is hand-selected by a panel of industry experts for their innovative designs. If you are a talented designer who has launched a business within the previous 3 years, or an independent creative who has been in operation for three years or less, click below to apply now.

Thank you to everyone who applied for the first wave of applications, we’re now accepting applications for the second wave.

Sandra Junele, New Designers 2023. Photo by Sam Frost...©2023
Sandra Junele, New Designers 2023. Photo by Sam Frost...©2023

Further Information

ND Selects welcomes applications from any design business who has launched within the last three years.  Exhibiting Fee: £575 + £99 service fee + VAT. An independent panel of judges, headed up by our 2024 curator, will select the participants for ND Selects based on the following criteria:

To guide and influence our wonderful lineup of One Year In exhibitors we asked a collection of industry experts to screen this year’s OYI applicants. 

Take a look at who was on this year’s OYI Selection Panel now: 

Exhibiting Benefits

Matkewalli by Parneet Pahwa, ND Selects 2023

Pre-Show Mentorship

‘Thank you for a great Week One at New Designers. I have been flicking through my little book of contacts I made over the week and there are some very promising leads for me to follow up on! I was also pleased to make a fair few sales. The event helped me to learn more about what my customers are looking for and gave me a much-needed confidence boost!’

– Katherine James, Studio Katherine James, 2022 Exhibitor

2024 ND SELECTS Curator



We are delighted to announce that Louisa Pacifico will be returning to curate the 2024 edition of ND SELECTS.

As founder of Future Icons, Louisa selects makers and designers to represent and nurture through business consultancy and curated showcases. Most notably, she developed and managed the curated showcases for The Future of Craft at London Craft Week, gallery venues within the iconic Burlington Arcade in Mayfair and was appointed VIP room curator for prestigious London Art Fair.

In addition to Future Icons, Louisa freelances as a consultant for venues across London, lectures at universities and colleges and has been appointed as an interior designer for private and corporate clients.

Click below to learn more.

Selection Committee

Mitch Pilkington, ceramicist

Jacob Monk, textile artist

Chris Oliver, Goldsmiths’ Centre

Madeleine Furness, Cockpit Studios

Rebecca Knott, V&A

Exhibiting Benefits