New Designers


2017 Highlights

Take a sneak peak at some of the University work on show. Make sure to follow #comingtond on Instagram for insights into the graduates preparation for the show and a behind the scenes look into the processes behind their work.

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2017 Universities Part 1 2017 Universities Part 2

Exhibitor Pick: Fern Toynton, Kingston University, Part 2 stand FP55

A project looking at inflation as a means of creating a joint or building system. Designed through material exploration Fern’s project explores the inherent strengths and qualities of differing “inflated” materials. The Playfulness of the process is reflected in the final product.

Exhibitor Pick: Jennifer Shinton, Birmingham City University, Part 2 stand VC27

A mixed media maquette from exhibtor Jennifer Shinton entitled ‘The Rep Gala Dinner and Late Night Performance’. You can see Jennifer’s work on display in Part 2 on stand VC27 with the Birmingham City University Design for Theatre, Performance and Events course.

Exhibitor Pick: Adrienn Pesti, The Glasgow School of Art, Part 1 stand JC24

Using blue silk clay to create this textured necklace you can view Adrienn’s work on stand JC24 during Part 1 of the show, alongside other talented graduates from The Glasgow School of Art.

Exhibitor Pick: Sally Cheung, Central Saint Martins, Part 1 stand T46

In her project entitled ‘Trip to Lisbon’ Sally Cheung combines traditional methods of screen-print with contemporary laser cut processes, enabling her to achieve playful patterning dynamics between the two elements through surface manipulation and construction.

Exhibitor Pick: Talia Laikin University of Brighton, Part 2 stand FP29

Talia’s outcomes seek to facilitate a more open-minded approach to meditation for those who struggle with their mental health. Through providing alternative tools for meditation she aims to challenge preconception of the sitting meditator, and instead establish a supportive and encouraging environment to help people feel the benefits of this practice.

Exhibitor Pick: Yi Hong Sheffield Hallam University, Part 1 stand JC32

‘Affordance’ by Yi Hong from Sheffield Hallam University is an exploration of the relationship between object and user; habitual gestures create pattern and evidence on everyday objects, familiarity provides comfort. Each of the five vessels have their own unique finger indents, creating an individual experience for the user through exploration and play; what feels comfortable to one user may be uncomfortable for another.

Exhibitor Pick: Hannah Viner UCA – Farnham, Part 1 stand JC31 - Jewellery

Hannah Viner from University of the Creative Arts Farnham has created these organic solid sterling silver rings with blue sapphires and green emeralds cast in place.

Exhibitor Pick: Will Huggons Plymouth University, Part 2 stand FP38 - Product Design

Why has this lid got a spindle? Because its a spinning top. Inspired by a project with Vitra, Will Huggons wanted more fun with tableware, so he added a new twist to the humble lid, turning it into a spinning top. Why not?

Exhibitor Pick: Tor Ewen Edinburgh College of Art, Part 1 stand T17 - Textiles

Tor Ewen’s project explores themes of resourcefulness inspired by the Indian value of reusing and re-adapting materials and objects. Redundant industrial materials, such as foam and rope have been utilised for the design whilst interior materials use tactile qualities to build an interaction with the user.

Exhibitor Pick: Nick Raven University of Derby, Part 2 stand VC54 - Graphic Design

With the creative bounds of visual communications extending more than ever this year at New Designers Part 2, Nick Raven’s work embody the innovation and future of graphic design, combining traditional printmaking, drawing and craft skills with modern print finishing.