New Designers presents the Top 100 new design businesses in the UK at One Year In (formerly One Year On) – a curated showcase of the most promising and intriguing designers, studios and entrepreneurs who have recently launched their own businesses. Visitors can browse and buy original pieces directly from their makers, find out more about their ambitions and commission bespoke works while supporting small design companies. One Year In is curated by Emily Skinner and takes place throughout the two weeks of the exhibition (26–29 June and 4–6 July).
One Year In 2018 Highlights
FERN ROBINSON, DESIGNER/MAKER
Fern Robinson creates playful mixed media adornment. Her gleaming resin forms hold suspended colourful crayon shards, that become childishly sophisticated statement jewellery.
THREAD STUDIO JEWELLERY
Thread Studio Jewellery is a London based contemporary jewellery brand creates for modern jewellery in a contemporary manner crossing and blending in Jewellery and Textiles.
ABBIE GAIGER, KALEIDOSCOPIC EARRINGS
Abbie Gaiger combines digital processes with traditional metal skills to make bold fashion jewellery based on geometry, symmetry and patterns found within mathematics.
LAURA-JANE ATKINSON, PIEN BATCH STEM VASE
Laura-Jane Atkinson is a Manchester based Designer-Maker who specialises in handmade interior accessories that challenge and re-appropriate the known application of often under-celebrated materials.
Angie Packer is a designer/maker who combines hot glass and metal using the metal to form a sculptural element within the glass.
Patcharaporn Taechalertpaisarn transforms two-dimensional shapes into three-dimensional objects, utilising laser cutting techniques to construct a flexible structure which results in a range of fashion accessories.
LIZZIE HILLIER STUDIO
‘The Abstract Expressionists and Matisse’s cutouts influence my bold abstract style. Colour, texture and shape are intrinsic to my work. Process and the direct relationship with the materials I use are very important in developing spontaneous and intuitive compositions’.