New Designers

Thursday Late

New Designers stayed open after hours on the Thursday across both parts of the show, giving you the opportunity to come along after work and meet the exhibiting designers whilst enjoying a special programme of events including talks and tours.

2017 Thursday Lates brought an exclusive programme to New Designers after hours supported by The Dots. With guest panel discussions including Google and ASOS, curated tours by Design Nation and the Design Musuem, complimentary drinks by Peroni Nastro Azzurro, with Thursday Late tote bags provided by Cass Art. 

Save the date for New Designers Thursday Lates in 2018 on the 28 June and 5 July. 

Talks & Panel Discussions

The House of Peroni

Investigating opposite ends of the design scale spectrum Andrea Morgante joined us in both Parts 1 & 2, taking us through a variety of case studies of his work. This included work he has done for The House of Peroni in terms of accessories and interior design to much larger scale architectural work, including the Ferrari museum in Modena and Selfridges in Birmingham.

The Dots

Collaboration, Commercialisation & Negotiation

The Dots featured at ND17 Thursday Lates in conversation with a panel of industry icons with insights and practical advice on developing commercial relationships, the importance of establishing a consistent brand/identity, best practice in negotiation, tips on fruitful collaborations!

Panel 1: Thur 29th June • Carol Lingwood, Head of Costume, National Theatre • Nick Eley, Head of Design – Menswear, ASOS • Harriet Vine, Co-Founder, Tatty Devine • Alice Mayor, Founder, We Built This City • Rheanna Lingham, Co-Founder, Luna & Curious

Panel 2: Thur 6th July • Nicki Field, Head of Illustration, Jelly • Ruth Wassermann, Head of Design, • Lee Schuneman, Studio Head, Microsoft Lift London

Catch up on the discussion here



Design-Nation Picks Tour Leading creative agency and membership portfolio Design-Nation presented a hand-picked selection of New Designers exhibitors chosen by leading ceramicist Linda Bloomfield and development manager (and independent textile art curator) Liz Cooper.

the Design Museum

Design Museum buyers tour The Design Museum’s Retail Buyers led walking tours in both parts of the show, highlighting what they look for when stocking one of the world’s most successful museum shops.