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New Designers 2016 Show Returns to Business Design Centre, London

This summer’s most prominent event showcasing emerging talent in design – New Designers 2016 – will return for its 31st edition.

Beatrice Wall, Battling, One Year On New Designers 2016Beatrice Wall, Battling. One Year On New Designers 2016

The event focuses on the individuals who are at the beginning on their careers and gives unparalleled opportunity to investors and public to familiarise themselves with and endorse new craftsmanship.

Lydia Mary, Leaf People in Mint (HR) One Year On New Designers 2016Lydia Mary, Leaf People in Mint (HR). One Year On New Designers 2016

Located in the Business Design Centre in London the show runs over two weeks and brings in over 3,000 creatives and design graduates from across UK. It is divided into two parts each focusing on various creative outlets.

Amy Ridyard, Neckpiece (1), One Year On New Designers 2016

Amy Ridyard, Neckpiece (1). One Year On New Designers 2016

The first of the exhibition showcases the brightest individuals in the fields of textiles and fashion, costume design, jewellery and precious metalwork, ceramics and glass and contemporary design crafts. Part two focuses on furniture, product and industrial design, spatial design, graphic design, illustration, animation, motion and digital arts.

Charles Dedman Turner Carver Chair, One Year On New Designers 2016
Charles Dedman, Turner Carver Chair. One Year On New Designers 2016

An important part of the event is a unique showcase One Year On during which the visitors will be able to meet 50 entrepreneurial designers who  launched their businesses a year ago – Rheanna Lingham of Luna and Curious is among them.

Oscar Copping, Bolt Saggar Form, One Year On New Designers 2016
Oscar Copping, Bolt Saggar Form. One Year On New Designers 2016

Additionally on each Wednesday during the event the most innovative graduates will be presented New Designers Awards in partnership with leading sponsors which include Absolut, Anthology, AVA CAD/CAM, AW Hainsworth & Sons Ltd, Hallmark, Cards PLC, Kingfisher, LEGO, Not on the High Street, The Goldsmiths’ Company, Wilko + Winnovate.

by Magda Pirowska

New Designers 2016 is on from June 29 until July 9 and is open to both trade and consumer visitors with tickets on sale from 1 March. For more information visit here