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Made in Clerkenwell at Craft Central
Posted On 19th May, 2016 Share Post
The New Designers team enjoyed a visit to Craft Central last night to enjoy the opening of Made in Clerkenwell, the bi-annual celebration of Craft Central resident designer-makers and Network members. We were delighted to see the work of Yuta Segawa and Forest + Found on display and catch up with them before they both exhibit in Part 1 of New Designers 2016. We also had the chance to catch up with Flora Bhattachary who won the New Designers One Year On Award at the show last year.
ND Interview x Leah Jensen
Posted On 18th May, 2016 Share Post
Featuring the work of six New Designers alumni, the graphics for New Designers 2016 emphasises the exhibiting designers as the most fundamental components of the show. Just like the show itself, the work of these six designers’ spans across the creative disciplines from textiles to typography. In the lead up to this year’s show, we interviewed these six designers as part of a series to share the stories behind their work and the unique journeys their thriving design careers have taken since
Emerging design at Salone Satellite
Posted On 22nd April, 2016 Share Post
We started early to tackle what many would consider the main event of Milan Design Week, Salone del Mobile, on the outskirts of the city to the North West. Vast in scale, it attracts some 300,000 visitors over six days and is very much the place for doing serious business. Salone featured by far and away the most impressive, ambitious stand builds we've encountered yet - double decker, glass-fronted, VIP desks, meeting rooms, chandeliers, bars, water features - all being typical features
Posted On 20th April, 2016 Share Post
Ventura Lambrate is one of the most eagerly anticipated design districts of Milan Design Week with its reputation as an international platform for the most innovative and emerging young designers, many of whom are in the early stages of their careers.  Many are just beginning to make a name for themselves and gain recognition in the design industry, some show as individual designer makers, some as part of collectives and some with universities from all over the world. Housed in multiple
Milan in 48 hours
Posted On 18th April, 2016 Share Post
Last week the New Designers team were lucky enough to jet out to sunny Italy and enjoy the hustle, bustle, creativity and new thinking of Milan Design Week. With less than 48 hours on the ground, we were on a mission to make our way around as many showrooms, exhibitions, parties and pop-ups as physically possible. Having checked in at apartment on Via Vetere, in the centre of town just 10 mins walk from gothic Duomo cathedral, we hit the ground running and headed straight out to DAM
ComingtoND April round up
Posted On 13th April, 2016 Share Post
As we get nearer to New Designers 2016 our exhibitors are working hard getting their work ready and sharing their work in progress on social media with the hashtag #ComingtoND. See below a selection of our favourite posts from exhibitors this month showing vibrant textiles, colourful ceramics and jewellery inspired by architecture. Join the conversation now on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Another painting day in readiness for@newdesigners in June. #comingtond #London #pai


Linda Scerpella, Brunel University, Stand VC13 was our @pentlandbrands Award Winner. The Judges commented, Linda delivered a professional, thought-provoking presentation alongside demonstrating skills in a broad range of disciplines. We sensed Linda’s hardworking ethos and excitement to learn.’ #nd19 #graphic #motionarts #graphicdesign ⁠
'The Montieren Collection,' designed by William Sharp, Glasgow School of Art, Stand JC24. Winner of the @hallmark Award. Congratulations Again Will! @willsharpjewellery⁠

The judges commented, ‘We loved William’s concept for its intelligence, interactivity and its sustainable responsibility.’ #nd19 #designer #university #graduate #creator #maker #jewellery #structure #craft ⁠
The winner of the W’innovate & Wilko Award was Joe Deakin from Birmingham City University, Stand FP59. Joe's work explored a range of kitchen accessories designed to utilise lost space within the kitchen environment, such as a knife locking system embedded into counter top and a pop-up salt and pepper storage holder. Congratulations again! @lovewilko #nd19 #graduate #university #homeware #kitchen #knife #maker #creator #student ⁠
Keith Brymer Jones, Potter and Ceramic Designer from Make International loved Millie Suu-Kyi work. @milliesuukyi was on the Nottingham Trent Stand JC3 in Week 2 ⁠

#nd19 #maker #creator #graduate #university #newdesigners #ceramics