NEW DESIGNERS celebrates design across all disciplines from fashion to textiles, precious metal work to furniture, glass to ceramics, and contemporary craft to digital design.

In 2020, in response to the global pandemic, the event pivoted and launched a range of digital initiatives to support that years graduating class.

Now entering its 36th year, New Designers will to once again bring together the top 200 university courses to connect with industry. Whilst it remains unclear whether we will be able to deliver the event in its usual format we remain focussed on delivering a safe and compelling alternative by planning for a blended digital and physical event.

New Designers Visitor
New Designers Business Design Centre
New Designers

NEW DESIGNERS 2021 is undergoing careful planning for a safe and successful event. We have made several necessary changes, such as reconfiguring the floorplan to ensure that the space adheres to new governmental rules and social distancing measures. 

We plan to combine the most successful elements of both the digital and physical event giving the graduates the opportunity to showcase their work to a mass online audience as well as creating meaningful connections through face to face interaction.