Archives for young designers

Aalto Arts University and Juni Agency present Exhibition of Finnish Fashion Designers

An exhibition celebrating the best of Finnish young design talent has been organised by Helsinki-based communication and production agency Juni in collaboration with Aalton University – one of the world’s most prominent art, design and architecture academies – being ranked 15th in the world. The designers whose works are being showcased are all Aalto graduates and are represented by Juni.

SuomalainenA design by Maria Suomalainen

finnish piece jellow dressA look from the collection by Anni Raasmaja

Ilona Hackenberg will be presenting her royalty-inspired collection accessorised with ceramic jewellery designed in collaboration with Matias Liimatainen. Furthermore on show will be Maria Suomalainen’s collection – a result of her studies on the way that form and body can interact and complement each other.

finnish piece printed pieceSeparates by Marianne El – Khoudry in her signature Hawaii print

The exhibition will also showcase Marianne El – Khoury’s pieces inspired by Parisian Haute Couture from the 1950s and ‘60s as well as holiday attire with Hawaii patterns and themed embroidery.

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A fringed silver jacket by Anni Raasmaja

Lastly the visitors will be able to admire Anni Raasmaja’s minimalist collection featuring unique embroidery technique developed by the designer herself.

iloa hackenbergA look by Iloa Hackenberg

by Magda Pirowska

The exhibition’s private view will take place on February 2 at 6pm and open to open from February 3 – March 4, 2016.
Gallery at the Finnish Institute, Snickarbacken 2-4, Stockholm

15th year of One Year On at New Designers 2015 Show, London

BRINGING together 60 designers making the most “original, contemporary and innovative products that are tipped to be the iconic designs of the future”, the showcase The One Year On is part of the 30th edition of  New Designers 2015, the largest graduate design showcase in the UK, which takes place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, N1 in June this year. New Designers 2015 showcases more than 3,000 of the UK’s design graduates and One Year On, which has been in existence for 15 years, marks the impact they have made on the design world after only one year.

Beth Lewis (Williams Ceramic Lighting), Towerblock 1 and Ramsgate - New Designers 2015 One Year OnBeth Lewis (Williams Ceramic Lighting), Towerblock 1 and Ramsgate, New Designers 2015 One Year On

The New Designers exhibition has worked with many One Year On curators over the years including the Crafts Council, Max Fraser, Thorsten van Elten and more recently Gemma Fabbri. This year New Designers is delighted to announce jewellery designer and photographer Rheanna Lingham as new curator for One Year On 2015.

Selected by an independent panel, the designers are selected for the showcase on the strength of  “their entrepreneurial flair and the exceptional quality of their work”. These are the names to watch in the years to come and everything on show is available to purchase or commission.

Harriet Popham, A British Blues (Graduate Collection) – New Designers 2015 One Year OnHarriet Popham, A British Blues (Graduate Collection), New Designers 2015 One Year On

The 15th edition of One Year On runs across Part 1 and Part 2 of New Designers, featuring creative disciplines ranging from jewellery, precious metalwork, and ceramics to fashion and textiles, furniture, lighting, interior products and illustration.

Esme Parsons, Large Urbanisation Necklace (blue and peppermint) – New Designers 2015 One Year OnEsme Parsons, Large Urbanisation Necklace (blue and peppermint), New Designers 2015 One Year On

Highlights from One Year On 2015 include: jewellery by Lindsey Hill’s jewellery exploring the perceived value of traditional gemstones and their settings; Gianluca Mingolla’s London by Night furniture range, which begins with traditional joinery techniques before laser carving digital images inspired by nocturnal satellite maps; the Popcard keyring charger Frank Milani’s, a high-speed keyring cable for iPhone and microUSB allowing the user to plug in an iPhone to any USB and charge the battery and Knit Me a Stitch Ceramics by Emily Wiles who, “inspired by the “uncontrollability of creases in cotton” creates collections of non-functional vessels whose delicate appearance belie their durability. Other notable product include – Chloe Mellen’s angrogynous Monocle jewellery range; Heather Scott’s wooden chopping and charcuterie boards; and Winner of New Designers Award 2014 Charlotte Beevor’s illustrative painting for textiles.

Charlotte Beevor, BDC New Designer of the Year 2014 - WallpaperCharlotte Beevor, BDC New Designer of the Year 2014, Wallpaper

New Designers (#ND30yrs) also offers an unique opportunity to buy new products, commission pieces or recruit new designers.

by Caroline Simpson

New Designers 2015 is at Business Design Centre, Islington, London, N1 and is in two parts: Part 1: 24 – 27 June (Awards Preview 24 June),
Part 2: 01 – 04 July (Awards Preview 01 July) Tickets for New Designers 2015 are now on sale.
For more information visit: New Designers

Day Ticket: £15 on the door, £11 in advance. Valid for One Day, Thursday- Saturday across both weeks (Thursday – Saturday Part 1 or Part 2)

VIP Pass: £27 on the door, £22 in advance entitles the holder to unlimited access for both Part 1 and Part 2, including both Awards Preview Days / Evenings

Preview Ticket: £23 on the door, £17.50 in advance allows entry from 3pm-9pm, includes Awards Preview Evening – valid for Wednesday only

*£1.50 booking fee applies to all tickets purchased in advance. For more ticket details, please visit the website

Front page image: Charlotte Beevor, BDC New Designer of the Year 2014, Wallpaper