New Designers returns to London for 2023

We're pleased to announce that New Designers will be returning to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London from 28 June–1 July and 5-8 July 2023. The exhibition will once again bring together 3,000 creative graduates under one roof across multiple design disciplines, including ceramics, fashion, furniture design, graphic design, jewellery design, product design, textiles, illustration and animation to celebrate the most innovative and exciting emerging design talent.

Founded in 1985, New Designers has helped launch the careers of some of the UK’s most prolific designers including Bethan Gray, Jay Osgerby, Stella McCartney and Lee Broom and for the last 38 years, it's continued to provide a platform for graduates to present their visionary ideas to the public and industry professionals looking to source the most cutting-edge talent, crafts and designs.

ND Selects

ND Selects is a curated space at New Designers dedicated to shining a light on new businesses in the design industry. Visitors who attend the event ready to seek out the hottest design trends can expect to see products that have just made it to market. This area is always sought out by industry leaders who attend the show ready to commission or invest in the latest new products and by the design conscious public looking to buy direct from up and coming designers.

Each exhibitor is hand-selected by a panel of industry experts for their innovative designs. The curator for this year's ND Selects is Louisa Pacifico, founder of Future Icons. Louisa selects makers and designers to represent and nurture through business consultancy and curated showcases. Most notably, she developed and managed those for The Future of Craft at London Craft Week, and gallery venues within the iconic Burlington Arcade in Mayfair.


ND Awards

This year’s event sees the return of the New Designers Awards Programme, the prestigious awards programme that sees some of the UK’s leading design brands including Hallmark, Joseph Joseph, Anglepoise, Tatty Devine and Habitat present accolades to the most creative and forward-thinking exhibitors. The 2023 show sees over 30 awards, each of which offers different prizes and industry opportunities that will help graduates’ transition into the professional world.

ND Futures

ND Futures is the name given to New Designers schools programme, which is aimed at 15-18 year olds, offering them guidance and inspiration to consider a future career in design. For 2023, New Designers is expanding on ND Futures and creating ND Futures Fund, which will allow visitors to donate at checkout to support the event facilitating places for underprivileged school children in the borough to visit New Designers and start their journey on a design career.


ND Educates

The much anticipated talks and workshops programme returns for 2023 giving visitors the opportunity to hear from leading brands, designers and industry experts as they offer unique insights into the latest design trends and discuss key themes within the design sector. The full ND23 programme will be announced shortly, but key emerging themes will be designing with the cost of living crisis, innovation in sustainable design and the circular economy, as well as diversity in design. Confirmed highlights include: panel discussions led by editors from Creative Review and Design Week, talks by designers from Habitat, and inspiring leaders in design including Tom Faulkner and Louisa Pacifico, Future Icons who'll discuss their careers to date, as well as sessions on designing for optimism and tips to overcome creative jealousy led by artist/graphic designer June Minyama-Smithson.

New Designers will take place from 28 June-1 July, and 5-8 July 2023 at Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH. Full ticket types and prices can be found here:


New Designers
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street
N1 0QH