New Designers- One Year On

Now Clerkenwell Design Week is over, we can start thinking about all the other great shows coming up and one of our favourites has to be New Designers. Taking place once more in Islington’s Business Design Centre from 28 June – 1 July and 5–8 July., one of the best parts of the shows is One year On, the feature area that looks back on those whose businesses are less than one year old.  Here, we highlight just a few of the 80 exhibiting.

Lauren Nauman

Lauren Nauman

Amongst homeware, graphics, furniture, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and illustrations, in One Year On design-hunters can discover original ideas, bold contemporary styles and product innovation. The exhibition also reveals the latest trends around ecology and sustainability, new technology such as 3D printing and the contemporary revival of traditional craft techniques such as metal planishing. All exhibited work is available to purchase or commission, enabling visitors to One Year On to buy directly from designers at the show. Wallets at the ready.

alice heaton

Alice Heaton’s stunning ‘Life Within’ range uses colourful hot glass techniques to capture the dynamic movement of sub aqua currents.

benjamin craven

Benjamin Craven uses screen-printing and digital techniques to create a bright, bold style for his prints. The heavy use of geometric lines gives order to what appears to be a haphazard array of clashing colours and patterns, resulting in end designs that are anything but.

Emma Johnson

Emma & Craft by Emma Johnson presents her Brutalist-inspired ceramics collection ‘Atro-City’ exploring the revival of Brutalist architecture. Each object incorporates classic Brutalist aesthetics such as heavy forms and asymmetrical proportions, along with design philosophies embodied in the architectural style.


HAME by Lewis Macleod, pairs traditional handicraft with modern manufacturing technologies to create contemporary furniture and homeware, including a zero waste interior range

Bethany stafford

Bethany Stafford produces collections of highly polished, architectural slip casted forms using stained porcelain which reflect the simplistic and raw qualities of Brutalism.

We have a special Despoke discount code. Use code NDDESPOKE to get 25% off day tickets in advance for £10.50 instead of £16 on the door. Book online now at *£1.50 booking fee applies per advance ticket purchase, offer expires 18 June 2017

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