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 Rheanna Lingham and takes place throughout the two weeks of the exhibition (27–30 June and 4–7 July).
ONE YEAR IN WEEK 1
ONE YEAR IN WEEK 2
Curated by Rheanna Lingham
‘There is no other show in the UK that provides such a good platform for start-up businesses. The most obvious benefit is the exposure to influential trade contacts – including buyers, collectors, press and industry professionals. However, what is often overlooked is the mentoring provided in the months that lead up to the show. Exhibitors receive advice on marketing, brand and product development, pricing, selling and display, as well as the fundamentals of starting a small business. The more tangible benefit is the firm friendships that are born each year between the designers – relationships that continue for years beyond the show.’
– Rheanna Lingham, Jewellery designer, Co-owner of East London store, Luna & Curious, and Curator of One Year In.