New Designer 2015

Applications are now open for the New Designers One Year On 2016.

One Year On is a high profile, focused feature within New Designers, showcasing designers with an entrepreneurial flair in their first year of business. It is a curated exhibition and those who are chosen to exhibit are selected by a panel of industry specialists on the strength and ambition demonstrated through their work.

Being part of One Year On is different from any other show as New Designers brings in a specialist curator. This year New Designers have welcomed back Rheanna Lingham of Luna & Curious.


The curator supports designers in the run up to the show, and in bringing One Year On together. Benefits of the show include:

  • Preparation day to give guidance and advice before the event
  • Design Trust webinars giving you vital skills when entering the commercial world
  • Access to our PR team and the opportunity to gain priceless exposure

Previous One Year On exhibitors include Paul Cummins, the ceramics designers behind ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, the ceramic Poppy memorial at the Tower of London, David Irwin, the contemporary Product and Furniture Designer who know designs for Habitat and Deadgood and jeweller, Imogen Belfield.

This is a chance to get your work in front of press, buyers and industry trend setters. New Designers welcome all applications from designers showing jewellery and fashion, to furniture and film.  In each part, sponsors and partners demonstrate their support for emerging UK design talent and creativity by presenting a New Designers One Year On Award at the VIP Awards Evening to the year’s most talented designer. These awards are industry recognised, and present a huge backing and recognition to your work.

Application Deadline is January 31 2016. Please note – One Year On is an exclusive opportunity, so spaces are limited.


New Designers Part 1: 29 June – 02 July

Zones: Textiles, Fashion & Costume Design (Ts)  / Jewellery & Contemporary Design Crafts (JCs)

New Designers Part 2: 06 July – 09 July

Zones: Furniture / Product / Industrial & Spatial Design (FPs) & Visual Communication (VCs)

You can apply to be part of One Year On by filling out the application here.