Now celebrating its 30th year, New Designers showcases over 3000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading design courses and attracts 18,000 visitors from design, industry and academia. Having been involved with this event for a number of years, KTN is especially keen for members of industry, investors and entrepreneurs to come and witness for themselves the abundance of talent and bright ideas on display.
Today, many leading businesses are increasingly aware of design’s role as a key driver of innovation. Where design is made integral to a company’s business strategy, it has been shown to deliver a proven competitive edge. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) reports that for every £1 invested in design provides an average return on investment of £25.
New Designers takes place in two parts:
Part 1: 24-27 June - includes textiles, jewellery, ceramics
Part 2: 1-4 July - includes furniture and product design, illustration and motion arts
KTN is a partner to New Designers 2015 and is running a series of industry-themed workshops that will introduce and discuss the challenges design and designers can help overcome, taking place 2 July.
KTN is also running the event's 'Thursday Late' on 2 July 6pm-8pm. This will feature talks by key members of government and industry, who will discuss the value that good design (and designers) can bring to the process of innovation and business as a whole.
On Friday 3 July, KTN is holding a series of talks focsued on materials, digital & design in the New Designers Lecture Theatre.
KTN members can purchase day tickets in advance for just £9.50* instead of £15.00 on the door. Quote code: ND609
Book online now at: http://www.newdesigners.com/ndktn
*£1.50 booking fee applies per ticket purchased in advance, offer expires 19 June 2015.