New Designers welcomes record 18,265 visitors

Footfall "is testament to exceptional standard of work" on show.

Graduate design show New Designers has reported record footfall with a total 18,265 visitors attending the two-week event in London.

A statement from New Designers organiser Upper Street Events said: "This is fantastic news for all involved and testament to the exceptional standard of work on display and importance of emerging design to the design industry as a whole".

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This year’s show featured graduate jewellers from 11 universities and colleges from across the UK including Duncan of Joranstone, the Cass, UCA Rochester, Birmingham City University and Sheffield Hallam.

Three graduate jewellers were awarded for their stand-out work, with Professional Jeweller selected to help with the judging of the Weston Beamor prize for Award for innovative use of CAD and technologies in design, which was presented to Glasgow School of Art graduated Hamish Dobbie.

The Goldsmiths Company awarded two prizes; the silversmithing prize was awarded to Florence Carter of Sheffield Hallam, who was chosen for a set of candle stick holders while its award for jewellery was won by Kelly Munro of Edinburgh College of Art for her silver brooch.

New Designers is showcasing a review of the work on show this year via its website, or two view a selection of photographs from jewellery graduates at New Designers 2013, click here.



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