One Year On at New Designers 2009
50 highly individual and remarkably talented design entrepreneurs got their chance to showcase their original, contemporary and directional design collections at New Designers 2009 in the Business design centre in London. One Year On propelled them into the public gaze.
This year sees new names making their professional debut with collections of jewelry and radical fashion accessories displayed alongside superb ceramics and glass that are functional objects or collectible art forms. Visitors discovered textiles and graphics in many different styles, used in everything from gift wares to interior design. Themes such as sustainability and economic restraint prove fertile stimulation for the designers who have turned these social issues into thought provoking products. The designers who have been selected for the 2009 One Year On showcase reveal a fascinating paradox that displays exuberant decoration alongside simplicity and purity.