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Design-Nation is a leading portfolio of some of the most acclaimed and innovative designers and craftspeople from across the UK. Our mission is to bring together partners, champions and investment, to strengthen business and creative development in the contemporary design and crafts sector.

Our activities include a comprehensive programme of professional development workshops for designers and makers; structured national and regional peer networks; and exclusive and/or discounted trade and retail showcases for designer-makers with leading event organisers.


Design-Nation exists to support and promote contemporary designer-makers across the UK at all stages of their careers. We share our origins with New Designers, as the brain children of the remarkable Peta Levi MBE whose passion for supporting emerging design talent was formidable. As our respective businesses have grown, Design-Nation is proud to support succeeding iterations of One Year In exhibitors through mentoring, exclusive exhibition opportunities, an ongoing professional development programme, regional and national networking groups, and one to one tailored advice on both creative and business development.


Design-Nation have supported New Designers for 15 years.

Design-Nation 2021 at DCCH photo James Trundle4258

Image: Design Nation 2021 at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. Photo credit: James Trundle