UAL Now chosen by Pulse for exclusive display of the best new work by emerging designers
Described by Pulse as “undiscovered design talent that will give you the must-have products of the future from the industry’s freshest emerging design talent, handpicked for their innovative and cutting-edge products” UAL returns for the 10th year to the Pulse tradeshow in May with UAL Now. The hot new designs on display have already featured in Metro this month.
Heralded as “trend-setting products from the rising stars of design” Pulse notes that “University of Arts London has a firm reputation of introducing the greats to the world of fashion and design. The featured stand will be presented in Launchpad, the creative hub of fresh design businesses. The showcase presents 14 handpicked new brands chosen for their innovative and cutting-edge and commercially-ready products.
The stand features a diverse range of products including award-winning woven cushions and hand-made ceramics, innovative furniture, and on trend greetings cards.
The chosen design business for 2015 are: Beatrice Larkin, Beyond Fabrics, Cox & Bruach, dotdotdot, Elose Bricka, Fawn and Thistle, Flor de Chile, Josefin Landalv, Miriam Bridson, Mystic Forms, Rowenna Mason, Sevek Zagarian, Sophia Ogonda, Temple London. The chosen graduates are:
Akiko Ban, BA (Hons) Drawing, 2006, Camberwell College of Art
Leonid Davydov, BA (Hons) Product Design, 2017, Central Saint Martins
Josefin Landalv, BA (Hons) Textile Design, 2011 Chelsea College of Arts
Eduardo Hirschfeld, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, 2002, Camberwell College of Art
Miriam Bridson, BA (Hons) Surface Design, 2015, London College of Communication
Isabel Infante Krebs, MA Textiles, 2016, Chelsea College of Arts
Beatrice Larkin, BA (Hons) Textile Design, 2010, Chelsea College of Arts
Eloise Bricka, BA (Hons) Textile Design, 2014, Central Saint Martins
Kirsten McNee, MA Illustration, 2014, Camberwell College of Art
Rowenna Mason, MA Textile Design, 2015, Chelsea College of Arts
Caroline Cox, BA (Hons) Textile Design, 2013, Chelsea College of Arts
Louise Graham, FdA Cordwainers Accessories, 2012 London College of Fashion
Sophia Ogonda, BA (Hons) Ceramic Design, 2015, Central Saint Martins
Sevak Zargarian, BA (Hons) Ceramic Design, 2013, Central Saint Martins
The UAL Now designers are part of UAL’s prestigious network of alumni, fellow graduates of their alma mater include Terence Conran, James Dyson, Margaret Calvert, Neville Brody, Susan Williams-Ellis, Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden, Tom Karen, Georgina Von Etzdorf and Wright and Teague. As well as past UAL Pulse exhibitors that have gone on to have successful businesses in the design sector including: Cléo Ferin Mercury, Emma Calvert, Jim Rokos, RALLI Design, Studio Lav, Crispin Finn, Stumped Studio,Charlotte Day, Kangan Arora, Maya Magal, Louise Tucker, Robbie Porter, MercerMercer, and Purpose & Worth.
Led by Careers and Employability at UAL and supported by Clarion events, the UAL Now stand is a unique opportunity for emerging design businesses from UAL to have a discounted and supported way into trade show environments. Exhibitors are offered a full professional development programme in the lead up to the show to prepare them for the experience, as well as PR and marketing support through the university.
UAL Now is a showcasing and exhibition programme that highlights the most exciting emerging talent from University of the Arts London, and has presented exhibitions at shows such as Design Junction and Art15.
“UAL Now is a great opportunity for those just launching their businesses to find an affordable way to reach trade audiences and get their work in the shops, and Launchpad at Pulse is the perfect place for this. We make sure exhibitors are ready to make sales, and past exhibitors have made thousands of pounds worth of orders, and many have gone on to take their own stand at the show after.” Vicky Fabbri, Events & Showcasing Manager, Careers and Employability.
UAL Now showcases graduates’ work at fairs and industry exhibitions across art, design and communication; in order to launch their work, products, ideas, services and companies. It enables and prepares them to connect to curators, buyers, collectors, manufacturers, agencies and specialist audiences, so that they can sell work, network and advance their practice and careers in the creative and cultural sector.
Pulse runs 15 – 17 May 2016 at Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX
Visitors to Pulse 2016 will get an exclusive preview of the next generation of emerging design talent at University of the Arts London (UAL)’s UAL Now stand.
Read about the UAL Now stand at Pulse 2016 in the property section of Metro