New Designers: Why Visit

New Designers has been showcasing the work of emerging design talent for over 35 years. Founded in 1985, the event has become the UK’s leading exhibition for up-and-coming designers, providing a platform for thousands of graduates to showcase their work and connect with industry professionals. Over the years, New Designers has helped to launch the careers of many successful designers, and has established itself as a must-attend event for anyone interested in the future of design. Whether you’re a seasoned industry professional or simply passionate about design, New Designers is the perfect place to discover new talent, spot emerging trends, and be inspired by the creativity and innovation of the next generation of designers.

Key Show Features

  • Explore the work of over 3,000 talented designers across a wide range of disciplines, from fashion and textiles to furniture and product design.
  • Discover the latest trends and innovations in the design industry, and get inspired by the creativity and originality of the next generation of designers.
  • Network with industry professionals, potential employers, and fellow design enthusiasts, and make valuable connections for your future career or business.
  • Engage with the designers themselves and get insights into their creative process, inspiration, and vision for the future. New Designers offers a unique opportunity to meet the designers face-to-face and get a behind-the-scenes look at their work.
  • Attend talks and workshops by leading design experts, and learn about the latest techniques, technologies, and best practices in the field.
  • Get the chance to purchase unique and original designs directly from the exhibitors, and support emerging talent by investing in their work.

Who is New Designers for?



We know how important it is for your business to remain at the forefront of the latest design trends, innovations and talents.  No other design event brings together such a wealth of graduate design future stars. New Designers allows you to stay ahead of your competitors by having a preview of the most innovative and talented designers the country has to offer. 


New Designers offers you the opportunity to research and invest in the products your business needs to keep you ahead of your competition.

Spot the emerging trends before they hit the mass market to ensure you continue to offer your customers the most on-trend products available. 



New Designers is the largest showcase of graduate designers in the country and offers an unrivalled opportunity for businesses to add such a high calibre of fresh designers to their talent pool. 

You will have the chance to engage with them about their future career in the industry and streamline your recruitment process. 

→  FOR school STUDENTS

It is really difficult to know how to take those scary first steps into any career – by attending New Designers you will be able to have a chat with fresh graduates who will be happy to give you their advice and you can attend our workshops and talks programme to get a unique insight into the industry. 

New Designers helps break down the steps you need to take the first step in your design career and research which university and course is for you. 



New Designers has a strong heritage of shining a light on the next big thing in the design world, giving you a sneak peek into the future of design.

In our curated ND Selects section, you will have the chance to engage with the hottest young design businesses and maybe even treat yourself to one of their products before they reach mass-market status.

Discover new talent at the beginning of their careers by attending ND and discover who will be crowned the award winning designers at the ND AWARDS Ceremonies, Wednesday 26 June 2024 & Wednesday 3 July 2024.



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