We've been thrilled by Part 1 and can't wait for Part 2 of New Designers 2015, the London show that brings this year's freshest design graduates under one roof. Plus we've got a little something for you too...
BY DEE IVA
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So we're looking forward to Part 2 (1-4 July) which brings in furniture, product and industrial design, graphics, spatial design, illustration, animation and digital work. Once again One Year On will showcase graduates in their first year of business, some of whom are selling their debut commercially produced collections at the exhibition.
To cap it all, we have a very special competition to win two VIP passes for unlimited entry to Part 2 of the show, plus a three-course dinner at rated Islington restaurant Frederick's with a bottle of champagne, and a limited-edition bottle of Absolut Vodka. See the panel to the right for details then read on for a few of our favourite things in Part 2...
ABOVE: JULIETTE NEVEU L'Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique Juliette Neveu has devised 'Twist:id', an ingenious puzzle that takes the place of passwords for all your internet accounts. Choose a configuration instead of a password, align the vibrant pieces correctly and the Bluetooth Smart chips inside each segment connect to your device to open your corresponding accounts. Passwords could soon be a thing of the past.
Five Fizzpicks at New Designers Part 2
BETH LEWIS-WILLIAMS One Year On
Beth Lewis-Williams' collection of illustrated lights explores the art of the lithophane, a process dating back to the 1800s which involved pressing images into translucent porcelain that was then backlit to reveal the design. Her mesmerising lamps portray contemporary scenes from Ramsgate beaches to London cityscapes and idyllic pastoral landscapes from a bygone era.
RICH ABRAMS Plymouth College of Art
Rich Abrams' illustration of synchronized swimming at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics makes us giggle. It manages to be witty and representational while also displaying a keen eye for colour and form. His flat almost naive style using subtle textures and muted tones is simple, direct and instantly engaging. Now if only we could remember where we put that swimsuit...
ROBYN HINCHCLIFFE One Year On
Rugs are like catnip to some designers, allowing them to play with texture, colour and pattern on a large scale. We love Robyn Hinchcliffe's geometric designs that recall the glamorous age of Art Deco. The 'Mohair Dot Carpet' (above) features soft grey ellipses, minty green ribbing and little bursts of orange. If we had one of these it would definitely be 'shoes off!'
MARIE BOURGAT Arts University Bournemouth
Textile designer Marie Bourgat's love of abstract art comes through loud and clear in her theatrical designs. The works of Henri Matisse, Kasimir Malevich and Stuart Davis have all informed Bourgat's compositions which resemble carefully constructed abstract paintings using a variety of techniques including digital fabric printing, freehand brush stokes and laser-cutting.
FRANK MILANI One Year On
It happens to us all the time. We've been out and about, taking pictures, texting and Instagramming and before we know it our phone's as dead as a dodo. Frank Milani has designed a sleek answer to this 21st-century problem in the shape of the 'Popcord' charger. It's a clever little device that allows you to plug your phone into any USB socket to charge up. Small enough to fit on your keyring it's a discreet power source that comes into its own at the end of the day.
New Designers 2015 Part 2, 1-4 July 2015. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1