Returning this month to London’s British Design Centre for the annual calendars biggest design event, New Designers 2017 showcases the fresh-thinking of over 3,000 design graduates, providing an essential pipeline of new talent into the UK’s creative industries. It’s a must-visit for anyone looking to see new trends and innovation in design, recruit new talent or feel inspired.
Taking place across two weeks, visit Part 1 from 28 June – 01 July for textiles, fashion, jewellery, and ceramics, and Part 2 between 05 – 08 July for furniture and product design, illustration, graphics and motion arts.
Returning this year is One Year On, a specially curated showcase of the most exciting design talents in their first year of business, with its largest selection of designers to date and many New Designers alumni and past award winners in its midst. 80 creative makers selected by a panel of experts from across the design industry are tipped to be the influential designers of the future, with key trends for this year including brutalist inspired design, modular living and sustainability.
For first time this year, the show will feature a new digital catwalk and screening area, DesignReels. For Part 1, DesignReels will present ND Digital Catwalk, dedicated exclusively to universities graduate fashion, textiles and costume design showreels. Part 2 will present ND Screening Prize, a selection of shorts from exhibiting graduates working in moving image, animation, film and gaming. Viewers will get the chance to vote for their favourite to help select the Screening Prize People’s Vote, supported by the Raindance Film Festival.
You can also enjoy an exciting programme of Talks & Tours taking place across both weeks to address current issues and topics pertinent to the design sector, providing a platform to inspire, support and collaborate with the design industry. Highlights from this year’s programme include insights from the Design Museum, Ceramic Review, Crafts Council, The BIID, Design Council, and The Design Trust, and more. Find more inspiration online on everythingto come at New Designers with the hashtag #comingtoND
Celebrate, support and bring out your inner creative through a visit to the show this year. Get 25% off Day Tickets with code NDIMAGINEPUB when you book now at https://goo.gl/w1CnZ6. That’s just £10.50* instead of £16 on the door .