Hamish Dobbie, Kelly Munro and Christiana Christoforou make selection.
The annual One Year On showcase at the New Designers graduate show in London will this year feature a host of jewellery designers and silversmiths, including 2013 award-winners Hamish Dobbie and Kelly Munro, and designers Christiana Christoforou, Monique Daniels and Kirsty Stewart.
Each year, One Year On brings together products from designers tipped as ones to watch. Each designer selected for the showcase – which takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London – are chosen based on the strength of their entrepreneurial flair and the exceptional quality of their work.
One Year On marks its 14th anniversary in 2014. Among the graduates showcasing final collections from design schools across the UK, the event will feature more than 60 designers from various disciplines.
The jewellery designers and silversmiths chosen for this year’s event include Weston Beamor prize winner Hamish Dobbie, Goldsmiths’ Company winner Kelly Munro, Alice Barnes Jewellery, Alice Clarke, Anais Paulard Art Jewellery, Black Lune, BLITZENBlitzen, Chloé Herrero, Monique Daniels and Kirsty Stewart, Han-Chieh Chuang, Christiana Christoforou, Mireia Rossell, Mirka Janeckova Jewellery, Rhona McCallum, Sophie Boons and Stefanie Cheong.
This year, New Designers has chosen Scene design studio and FAO-Shop founder Gemma Fabbri as its One Year On curator. She said: "This year’s New Designers is made up of a rich and eclectic mix of highly skilled craft, alongside contemporary design. Emerging themes include a reappropriation of traditional techniques to create new and unexpected pieces, while colour inspiration has taken on natural tones often with an injection of a bold hue.
"This is my first year curating One Year On, which has always been a really important part of New Designers. I’m extremely excited about the line-up of designers that we have selected – the level of the work is high, and its shaping up to be a really inspiring show."
Part One of New Designers and One Year On open on June 25 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.