I am fortunate enough to go scouting for new designers for our shop, Curated, at every given opportunity. The New Designers show is definitely one of my favourites, as you get to see a great variety of fresh talent from all around the UK. The show itself is split into two parts.
Part 1 – 26-29 June – This concentrates on Textiles, Fashion, Accessories, Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery and Precious Metalwork.
Luke Bishop – Rongorongo – City Lit
Nalini Thapen – The Wind Lay Still – Cardiff Metropolitan University
Amanda Cornelius, Impressions – Bath Spa Univeristy
Part 2 – Arguably my favourite bit, not just because we sell furniture, but because it’s hilarious to see just how many ways students can solve the ‘desk problem’* (I’ve never had a problem with mine, but a large amount of students seem to spend their time trying to make them more efficient!). Humour aside, this part covers Furniture & Product Design (inc Industrial Design, Visual Communications (Graphic Design & Illustration), Spatial Design (inc. Architecture & Interior Design), Prime Cuts (Motion Arts).
Tom Partiff – Rycotewood at Oxford
Amarjit Singh – Taadol Stool – Leeds Met
Joeseph Kennedy – Shaker – Plymouth Uni
Why not pop along and spot the stars of the future at New Designers 2013? I can’t wait, and ho knows, I might pick up a new desk…
* Whilst this is meant to be humourous, I have to admit, I do groan every time I see a desk designed by a student. Not because they are not beautiful or functional, but because it seems that all 70% of the students have done! Think beyond your studies kids!