New Designers: Part Two…

If you read the first post in our series (New Designers: Part One) you’ll know that we have recently been visiting the Business Design Centre in Islington to see the New Designers exhibition.

If you don’t know about New Designers you should really check it out. It is an important exhibition for emerging new design talent, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Over the course of the exhibition 3,000 of the most talented, newly graduated designers will exhibit there.

In Part Two there is a greater focus on product design and furniture and that is the area that captivated our attention the most.

Here are (in our opinion) a few of the names to watch out for…

We loved the Cooper range from Dome Studio, a interdisciplinary design studio based in London. The marble table top on the Copper Table we found particularly pleasing.

Both packaging and finished product are beautifully designed by Charles Parford- Plant, a recent Product Design graduate. Nicely designed flat packed furniture is perfect for small businesses like ours, not only is it easy to send the product out to our online customers, it is also perfect for the customers who visit our Bricks and Mortar shop as they can easily walk away with their purchase.

The Obtineo range by Tom Hutchinson Design is clean and simple. Proudly made by Artisans in the UK, we love the care and attention to detail that has gone into the range.

Head and Haft is a multidisciplinary product, furniture and homeware design and manufacture brand based in Falmouth, Cornwall. Their aim is to produce high quality products with longevity. We particularly like the solid granite top of the Arthur Side Table and the Quake Pendent Lights which are hand turned in Cornwall from solid hardwoods.

Last but not least another one to watch is Tom Robinson, a recent graduate from Nottingham Trent. We love his simple and stylish product design specifically for the office.