70 Designers to watch

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70 Designers to watch

Design Council today announces its 70 ‘Ones to Watch’ list.

It will feature the most exciting up-and-coming designers in the UK, who together represent the future of British design. 

It comes as part of the the Design Council's 70th anniversary celebrations.

The designers have each been chosen for an individual product or project of outstanding design ingenuity and vision. The 70 hailed as the future of British design have been selected from hundreds of entrants and submissions.

The list is full of variety from furniture design, architecture and jewellery design, to material experimentation and app development. 

John Mathers, Design Council Chief Executive, said: “‘Ones to Watch’ offers an exciting vision of our future, with fresh ideas from emerging designers that address important contemporary living challenges from sustainability to health, education to city living and simple but effective ways to improve everyday life.

"The variety of the designs illustrates the diverse nature of ideas coming out of the UK, and we hope to see these designers producing more exciting work over the coming years.’

The judging panel includes Harriet Vine of jewellery micro-manufacturer Tatty Divine, digital and lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox, Chloe Macintosh, co-founder of online makers marketplace Made.com; and experts from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The line up can has been divided into six categories; Everyday living, Design for health and wellbeing, Materiality, Design for social impact, Future of city living and Rethinking reality. 

Emily Tulloh has been shortlisted in the health and well-being category, she joined Headline London to talk through her design.

Emily Summerbug Trike provides back support for disabled children, allowing them the mobility and freedom of riding a bike that will adjust as they grow. 

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