Last Thursday I spent an intense but brilliant day at New Designers Exhibition for The Design Trust creative start up talks. By the end I’d acquired a very heavy head, full of useful info and buzzing with ideas. There was then a chance to check out all this years design talent so I had a wonder round. It was crazy to think 6 years ago I was one of those fresh faced graduate exhibitors! How did I get so old already! The standard seemed even higher than when I was there with so much gorgeous work. I could have featured loads of designers but I decided to keep it short and sweet with three of my faves.
Above is Rosie Cook’s happy happy silk scarves. Her bold patterns caught my eye right from the other side of the room and they were just as lovely close up. Rosie Cook was in the One Year On section. Having graduated the previous year, she was showcasing the collection she’s been working on since. Find some of her other fun patterns here.
I loved these ceramics from Sophie Jarram and immediately started picturing them on my table. Sophie studied at Falmouth University, where her love for creating ceramics started and she found a particular interest in geometric vessels. The pops of washed colour on the inside make them even more desirable. Simple and stunning! Find more of her work here.
Becky Creed is one clever lady! These are turned paper lights made from 100% paper and cardboard, creating a completely sustainable product. Each one is unique due to the nature of how they’re made. It’s such an amazing idea and I love the neon colours she’s used. I was totally captivated by them! She also studied at Falmouth University so ‘go Falmouth!’ Find out more about what she does here.