New Designers, a leading exhibition for emerging design, has reported a record attendance of 18,265 at its 2013 event – making it the busiest year in the show’s 28-year history. The two-part exhibition took place at London’s Business Design Centre in Islington, from 26-29th June and 3rd-6th July.
Isobel Dennis, director of show organiser, Upper Street Events, comments: “New Designers is arguably the most important design event in the UK for ensuring the life cycle of the design industry continues and thrives. The careers and fresh thinking it generates and delivers year on year is hard matched elsewhere. The breadth, diversity and calibre of visitors makes New Designers outrank any other emerging design talent event.
“This year, the energy and vibrancy throughout each part of the show was unfailing and we were absolutely delighted with record attendance figures. The leadership that our loyal partners and sponsors show demonstrates their passion to support the emerging talent they discover at New Designers. They are integral to the show’s continued success in introducing new talent into the commercial world.”
Every year, New Designers highlights the work of 3000 graduates across a host of creative disciplines from 200 of the UK’s leading design universities, colleges and courses. New Designers 2014 will take place at the Business Design Centre between 25-28th June and 2nd-5th July.