New Designers – A Sum Up!


Design Insider visited New Designers Part 1 this week and was amazed at the quality and professionalism of the young talented designers. Walking through there was a real mix of styles and personalities shown, there was the beautiful, the brave and the very bold.

The BCFA and FR One gave out an award at this years part 1, with Jessica Leigh Calvert winning the award for her wonderful woven textiles, read the full article here  but here is a short video summing up the day.

round the show there some great designs:



Above is Vanessa Hindshaw from Glasgow School of Art and Design with her designs inspired by landscapes.



Loughborough University had strong stand this year with Laura Melhuish-Sprague winning the Harlequin award, with her designs inspired by venetian watercolour paintings. Ruth Hepburn work was also one that we loved, with her very delicate woven project.


John McNair had a very interesting product which is described best with his words ‘A multidisciplinary approach to material experimentation has allowed me to explore the combination of textiles, glass, metal and architectural elements. This experimentation developed my understanding of the qualities and behaviour of these diverse materials’


There was also some pigs…

New Designers is a great place to show genius and innotive designs, graduates have the oppurtunity within there studies to really pursue something they feel passionate about, this is shown with Karoline Healy’s ‘Domestic Mining’ where upon her kiosk you could create your very own watch, with her flat pack design.





We urge everyone to go visit this great show, and to visit this weeks  part 2, be quick it will all be over before you know it.


We shall be doing a review of part 2 very soon.





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