Show round-up – New Designers 2016, part 1

Our design team had a great day at yesterday’s preview of New Designers. Students from all over the country gathered to show their final year degree work, and the standard this year was extremely impressive! Well done to everyone who won an award, a particular congratulations to Rob Anderson who won New Designer of the Year Award, and also the Swedish School of Textiles for the Best Stand Award.

New Designer Awards 2016 Business Design Centre London

Here’s a run-down of our favourites from the show:

Adam Lamb1
Geometric micro prints, futuristic fabrics, delicate colours and hints of copper from Adam Lamb, Leeds College of Art


April Hay1Geological prints photographed at the National Museum of Scotland by April Hay, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen


Arun Sispal1Individually crafted surfaces celebrating the beauty of raw surfaces from Arun Sispal, Leeds College of Art


Charlotte Street1Peeling paint, crackled surfaced, broken tiles and pretty watercolour patterns by Charlotte Street, Bath Spa University


Georgie Laing1Trendy terazzo, dripping ink and graffiti prints inspired by urban landscapes by Georgie Laing, DJCAD


Jack Newbury1Abstract experimental prints, weathered surfaces and bold colour palettes from Jack Newbury, Leeds College of Art


Jessica Moor1Ethereal photogram prints exploring light and botanical shapes by Jessica Moor, Huddersfield University


Lisa Fredin1Painterly patterns developed from printing mistakes by Lisa Fredin, Swedish School of Textiles


Lydia Knight1Meticulous botanical drawings and large scale prints by Lydia Knight, Bath School of Art


Molly Hutchinson1Incidental marks, digital collages, geometric shapes and irregular repeats by Molly Hutchinson, Bucks New University.

That’s all from us for now… watch this space! See you at New Designers Part 2, 6-9 July.