Thursday, 30 June 2016

Thursday 30th June: New Designers

Yesterday I had the opportunity to view the New Designers exhibition to select and award my favourite 10 emerging graduate designers on behalf of the show's sponsor Absolut.  Here are examples of those names which I chose as a cross-section of inspirations and materials.
From top to bottom:  CSM's Josephine Ortega's ingenious self-taught latch-hook rugging based on TFL upholstery, Kirstie Faulkner's multi-layer experimental surface-design fashion textiles at UCA, Gray's School of Art Ellie Turner's tactile textiles inspired by sensory stimulation affects on autism, Abi Organ's accessories from amplifiers with catches made from jack plugs at Rochester, Buck's Isabel Webb's sustainable rugs pieced together from recycled carpets,  Leeds Tamar Attia's fun painterly figurative screen-prints, a detail of CSM Harriet Sennet's hand-painted ceramic tiles,  Leeds graduate Theo Riviere's "Material Poetry" of sand-blast concrete and wood-lathe and laminate sculptures, De Montford's Charlotte Winkley's pastel'n' metallic fabrics and wallpapers,  Lily Read's brass geometric jewellery at Manchester.

29 June - 02 July 2016 at Business Design Centre, London, N1

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