New Designers

Talks programme

The Talks Theatre at New Designers is the ideal forum to share ideas, hear live case-studies from designers, and discuss current issues impacting the design industry.

Taking place daily from Thursday to Saturday across two-weeks and free to attend, this years talks will feature a number of topical issues in discussion. This includes how crafts are merging with contemporary production to reinvigorate traditional making and aesthetic in the everyday home, the importance of designers imparting their personality and identity in their textiles, resilience in future trade, designing a circular economy for innovative responses to healthcare, transport and product design, and how policy is creating a road map for better design, plus more.

Find out more below and book your full access tickets today to attend our full range of daily talks, tours and workshops.

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Last year’s Talks Programme is available to listen online
Catch Up On The 2018 Discussions Here

2019 WEEK 1 TALKS

Thursday 27 June 2019

11 – 11.45am 

The Design Trust presents: Selling online 

12 – 12.45pm

The Design Trust presents: Crowdfunding and alternative funding

 

1 – 1.45pm

The Craft Mindset

The Sainsbury’s Home & Argos Home design team explore how craft influences mass production enabling the creation of beautiful product ranges and award winning design.

 

2 – 2.45pm

Cockpit Arts – Making it in London

With soaring housing prices and a squeeze on studio space, is it still realistic to run a craft business in London? Annie Warburton, CEO Cockpit Arts and Cockpit makers Leah Jensen and Darren Appiagyei discuss life as a craftsperson in London and how to keep creativity thriving at the heart of the capital. 

 

3 – 3.45pm 

The Crafts Council talks: Pricing 

4 – 5pm

Resilience in Fashion and Homeware: how your persona lives on in your portfolio – a case study

Join Davinder Mahader as he talks about his experiences and journey as a textile print designer for some of Britain’s biggest brands including Next, Debenhams, Tesco and Sainsbury’s. How can designers continue to foster cultivation and curation in their work through their networks? 

 

5.15 – 6pm 

Crafts Council presents: The International Export Tool Kit 

6.30 – 8pm

ND REVIEWS #1 

Join us in our design networking evenings where you can meet and hear directly from peers, within a friendly setting, to discuss ideas, debate industry concerns and present your portfolios for review. For the format, think speed dating where you will have 10mins on each table to speak with the designer from each brand on that table, and then move around – giving you a relaxing and personable environment to discuss. 

 

FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2019

10.30 – 11.15am 

Selvedge in conversation – Old techniques for new materials that last 

3 – 4.30pm

Full immersion Colour Workshop with Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director Dulux UK

What is colour? How do we see it? How do we describe it? How do we respond to it? How do we mix it and how do we predict it what’s going to be the next big colour story? This practical hands-on workshop taught participants about the science, practicality, culture and aesthetics of colour plus gave the opportunity to mix a unique palette and learn about the process of Global Colour Trends Forecasting.

 

2019 WEEK 2 TALKS

Thursday 4 July 2019

11 – 11.45pm 

Intellectual Property and protecting your rights

Presented by Briffa, the Intellectual Property Solicitors

1.15 – 2pm

The Craft Mindset

The Sainsbury’s Home & Argos Home design team explore how craft influences mass production enabling the creation of beautiful product ranges and award winning design.

 

3.45 – 4.45pm 

Illustration Mini Masterclass

AOI’s comprehensive mini masterclass covered all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration, including pricing, licensing, self-promotion, understanding the commissioner’s journey, working internationally, as well as discussing the more difficult issues like dealing with copyright infringement and the ins and outs of client negotiation, contracts and industry standards. The presentation drew on real examples as well as sharing practical tips before opening up the floor for the all-important Q&A! This masterclass was aimed at seasoned professionals and the up and coming alike.

6.30 – 8pm

ND REVIEWS #2

Join us in our design networking evenings where you can meet and hear directly from peers, within a friendly setting, to discuss ideas, debate industry concerns and present your portfolios for review. For the format, think speed dating where you will have 10mins on each table to speak with the designer from each brand on that table, and then move around – giving you a relaxing and personable environment to discuss. 

In collaboration with Sky Creative, KTN Health, KTN Transport, moo, pentland, made.com.

 

Friday 5 July 2019

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With sustainability at the forefront of modern concerns we've highlighted how the design is spearheading sustainability, and how some of our 2019 incorporate it in their practice. ⠀

Remember you can keep up to date with design industry news and show updates by following our blog ⠀

https://www.newdesigners.com/new-designers-blog/sustainability-design-next-generation/
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Searching for a lightblub moment? 💡⠀

There is so much to explore at New Designers this year you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to design inspiration. ⠀

Make sure you book your tickets in advance to secure your place and save up to 30%! ⠀

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Another highlight: WOOD - The Living Material. A collective of 6 artists and craftsmen all working with wood in its different forms #Wood #londoncraftweek #craft
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A wonderful selection of works as always displayed at the @oxotowerwharf at the ‘Future of Craft’ with @futureicons_ and our partner @design_nationuk #craft #londoncraftweek
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Introducing @evecampbelltextiles 👋 Through paper stencilling Eve creates surface pattern designed for man made spaces, bringing the Scottish nature as an abstract form to peoples lives.⁣

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A very exciting Tuesday with final hand ins for graduate projects 🎉🎉 can’t wait to see them at #ND19 👀 @jcaseydes_igns
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Introducing @roxannegilbertjewellery 👋 Roxanne makes sculptural Jewellery in silver and gold. She explores repetition and scale, building up multiple elements to create intricate textures and bold forms.⁣

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blue morning and material compositions by @jaderoxydesigns 🧽 #comingtoND with @gsatextiles19
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Introducing @bekkymayceramics 👋 Bekky May is a ceramic artist who creates wall installations that exude the “biophilia effect” and address our human instinct for a connection with nature.⁣

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Introducing @stokesengland 👋 Stokes England’s jewellery pieces are structurally inspired by architecture and geometry that represent space phenomena using precious metals and vitreous enamel.⁣


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