What is New Designers?

New Designers is the most important design event in the UK ensuring the life cycle of the design industry continues and thrives.

Entering its 33rd edition, the New Designers exhibition brings together design education, design consumers and the design industry to celebrate and recognise and the next generation of graduate designers.

New Designers gives you the unmissable opportunity to buy new products for your store or home, get inspired by fresh ideas and discover new design talent to commission or recruit.

Each edition brings 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from the UK’s leading design courses exhibit. The show features everything from illustration to animation, furniture to fashion, and gaming to glass and takes place at the Business Design Centre in London, the home of bringing business and design together.  It provokes fresh thinking and kick-starts careers, providing a pipeline of young talent into one of the UK’s leading sectors.

Nowhere else is it possible to see such innovation and creativity across all disciplines, and the content is completely new every year.

Visiting dates:

Part 1: 27 June – 30 June 2018

Awards Preview: 27 June

Design disciplines: – Textiles & Fashion – Costume Design – Jewellery & Precious Metalwork – Ceramics & Glass – Contemporary Design Crafts 


Part 2: 4 July – 7 July 2018

Awards Preview: 4 July

Design disciplines: – Furniture, Product & Industrial Design – Spatial Design & Interiors – Graphic Design – Illustration & Animation – Motion & Digital Arts –

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