21 June 2017
Entering its 32nd edition, design students across the UK are currently preparing for Graduate Design Show, New Designers. Showcasing the work of 3,000 graduates, the show covers all walks of the design industry from fashion, textiles, jewellery and craft to product, furniture, graphic and motion design. Bringing together leaders in design education, design consumers and the design industry, New Designers provides a stepping stone for the year’s most forward-thinking graduates, to join worldwide brands and retailers.
Each year Trend Bible attend the event to discover the freshest design talent. We also regularly feature the work of these upcoming designers in our trend publications.
Here we share a preview of what we’re looking forward to at this year’s show, which kicks off on the 28th June at the Business Design Centre London.
Employing a material led approach to design, Winner of the Heimtextil: Young Persons Upcycling Award 2017, Tor Ewen explores the theme of resourcefulness. The Edinburgh College of Art student uses redundant industrial materials, such as foam and rope, to add tactile qualities to work. Interested in the creation of surfaces that build an interaction with the user; Tor experiments with with strong colour palettes and graphic prints to explore how materials and colours interact with one another.
Working to challenge the preconceptions of meditation, University of Brighton graduate, Talia Laikin designs alternative mindfulness tools for those who wish to improve their mental health. Striving to create supportive and encouraging environments to help people feel the benefits of meditation, Laikin works with fluid shapes and flexible materials.
This year’s One Year On has the largest line-up of designers to date. This year some of the top themes to look out for include Brutalist revival, Sustainable design, contemporary craftsmanship and vibrant colours in illustration.
Designers exhibiting their collections reflective of Brutalism include Emma Johnson, a MDes 3D Design and Craft graduate from the University of Brighton. Emma will be exhibiting Atro-City, a fresh and modern handcrafted tea set inspired by the recent popularisation of Brutalism.
Trend Bible will be attending Part 1 and Part 2 of New Designers, running 28th June – 1st July and 5th July – 8th July. With code NDTRENDBIBLE, purchase day tickets in advance for just £10.50* instead of £16 on the door. Click here to book online now.
We will be highlighting some of the most impressive stands with our exclusive ‘Trend Bible Selects’ cards, awarded for innovative designs and concepts. You can track the best stands through our social feeds; Twitter & Instagram using #TBselects.
*£1.50 booking fee applies per advance ticket purchase, offer expires 18 June 2017
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