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Posts Tagged ‘New Designers’

Molluscs, Microbes and Mutants: an interview with luxury silk scarf designer Claire Corstorphine

Emerging Fife based designer Claire Corstorphine talks about her luxury accessories label.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Luxury accessories designer Claire Corstorphine graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Design in Dundee in 2012, when I discovered her bold designs at the annual New Designers exhibition. Since then she has built a thriving business, gaining exposure for her beautiful handmade products in a host of Scottish editorials. I spoke with Claire about building her brand and what comes next.

Claire Corstorphine by Megan Thomas.

In what way did your art college prepare you for the outside world?
On a personal level, I’m not sure it did! When you have been in the same environment for four years where your time is managed for you, there is a sense of security and familiarity, so it’s a shock when the safety net is removed. In a creative sense, it taught me how to push… read more

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Tent London 2013 Review: Best Soft Furnishings and Homewares

At Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery I discovered a host of talented creatives, including Louise Wilkinson, Reiko Kaneko, Sian Elin, Melody Rose and many more. See their new collections here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bone china plate by Louise Wilkinson. As usual there was a plethora of new and exciting designers to discover at Tent London 2013, showing alongside some familiar favourites that I […]

Inspired by Illustration: An interview with jewellery designer Annabelle Lucilla

Jewellery designer Annabelle Lucilla has been creating illustrations since childhood: here she tells us why she decided to pursue a career in jewellery design, her design process and the importance of social media in building a career.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Annabelle Lucilla by Laura Hickman. I first ran across the beautiful illustrated etched designs of Annabelle Lucilla at the One Year On exhibition at New Designers 2013, and her work […]

New Designers 2013 Product Design Review: The Best Product Designers and More

This last review of the 2013 New Designers shows contains a variety of exciting graduate designer discoveries. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

To round off my coverage of New Designers I’m going to introduce my random top selections from the product design colleges, as well as some stray surface design and some […]

New Designers 2013 Illustration Review: The Best Graduate Illustrators

Only a smattering of art colleges show work from illustration degrees at New Designers part two - but I made some brilliant discoveries from UCA Maidstone, Falmouth University, Cambridge School of Art and Nottingham Trent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you my New Designers part one reviews, my review of New Blood and multiple blogs covering the Free Range Art and Design shows… so now it’s time to […]

D&AD New Blood 2013 Review: Best Graduate Illustration and Graphic Design

Finally: here are my favourite finds from the New Blood graduate design show, which took place at the start of July in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood graduate show was held once again in a cordoned off section of Spitalfields Market. It’s a small space with hoards of exhibiting students crammed […]

New Designers 2013 Surface Design for Fashion and Interiors: The Best Graduate Designers

Here's my round up of the best of the rest of my discoveries at New Designers part one: featuring stunning optical illusion wall art, beautiful 3D neckpieces and ricrac aplenty.

Written by Amelia Gregory

One of the great thing about surface design as a discipline is that it encompasses so many design possiblities. Here’s my round up of the rest of my fab discoveries […]

New Designers 2013 Ceramics and Craft: The Best Graduate Designers

There were loads of interesting ceramics and crafts on show at New Designers one, including neon iron platters, animals aplenty and a skull encrusted teapot.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers part one plays host to large number of crafts and ceramics graduates: here’s the ones that caught my eye, starting with the work of Charlotte Mary Pack of […]

New Designers 2013 Jewellery: The Best Graduate Designers

I always get excited looking around the jewellery stands at New Designers: here's a selection of the most intriguing new designers and the ones who created jewellery I wanted for myself...

Written by Amelia Gregory

I always discover a huge number of brilliant new jewellery designers at the New Designers exhibition, and this year was no exception. Firstly, at the One Year On section I […]

New Designers 2013 Surface Design Graduates – Playful Brights

I'll always be more attracted to bold and beautiful brights over tasteful muted colourways, and luckily this year there was lots to choose from at the first New Designers show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Next up, my review of splashy abstract brights and lovely playful designs. It’s fair to say that this is a look I will always love, but there did seem to […]

New Designers 2013 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates – The 50s Trend

50s influenced surface designs and printed textiles patterns were big news at this years New Designers. Here's my favourite examples of the trend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

As usual there were a plethora of outstanding design graduates on show at New Designers, and I always um and ah about how I am going to split these blogs […]

New Designers 2012: Illustration Graduate Shows and One Year On Review

Excellent work from a couple of University of Hertfordshire students and a selection of previous graduates now working as designers, showing in the One Year On section.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my selection of best illustration finds at Nottingham Trent and Cambridge School of Art, here is my final selection of finds at New Designers 2012 part two. […]

New Designers 2012: Nottingham Trent University and Cambridge College of Art Illustration Graduate Shows Review

Great work from these colleges, where I happened to pick up on two illustrators who had won this year's Penguin Design Award: Tim Parker and Alex Walker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Orobas by Tim Parker. Following on from my review of the best graduate illustrators at University College Falmouth and Plymouth College of Art here’s what I discovered at the New […]

New Designers 2012: University College Falmouth and Plymouth College of Art Illustration Graduate Shows Review

My best graduate finds from two university showcases, including work by Livi Gosling, William Grill, Emily Watkins and Kelly Walton.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pride and Prejudice by Livi Gosling. In my final (very delayed) series of round ups from New Designers 2012 I take a look at my illustration finds… starting with the […]

New Designers 2012 Product Design Graduates: Baby and Toddler Products

A curvy cot made of cork, inflatable safety reins and edible potions were just some of the interesting product designs for babies and young children.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Products by Zoe Tynan-Campbell. It’s funny how being a new parent suddenly changes what you see: I didn’t see any baby related design at last year’s show, and yet this […]

New Designers 2012 Jewellery Graduates and One Year On

Dead animals, bee hives, typography, cars and body parts: inspiration for today's jewellery designers is found everywhere.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sadly I was unable to make it to the main stands showcasing the graduate jewellery collections (Snarfle got fed up and we had to leave) but I did manage to […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part two

Curious creatures, ceramic toys and an oversized scary devil banker are amongst some of my finds at this year's show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my first look at the best designer makers at this year’s New Designers, here, in no particular order, are more interesting creations that I found. At Bath […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part one

A round up of some of the best designer makers from Hereford College of Arts, Nottingham Trent University, Central Saint Martins and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

At Hereford College of Arts the standard of craft design was high as always, with some beautifully original designs. Sophie Walker‘s woodcarved sculptures opened to reveal small stash spaces. Collapsed […]

New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part three

My final round up features some delightful work from Glasgow School of Art, UCA Rochester and LCC surface designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Here’s my final round up of New Designers 2012 printed textiles and surface design talent. At the Glasgow School of Art Emily de Vale worked in 3D, embroidering laser cut […]

New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part two

Lots of neon colour combinations, photo real imagery combined with digitally produced geometrics, and a continuing love for natural themes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my first review of printed textiles and surface design graduates at New Designers 2012, here’s my second pick of the student work. At Cleveland College of Art […]