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Designers Ascending

17th July 2024

Last week we told you about our newest Professional members. Alongside those super people we have another cohort, new members who are emerging talents, in the shape of our latest Associate and Graduate joiners. (Find out more about these membership categories here.) Our new Associates bring a wealth of skills and inspirations. Leeds-based Monica Escobar … Continued

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Designs on Summer: new members

10th July 2024

Design-Nation is pleased to present our latest new members, a diverting array of talent from across the country to delight in this summer. Our Professional tier is joined by over a dozen fantastic designers and craftspeople, working in clay, metal, paper, precious stones, straw, textiles and wood. (And find out about our new Associates & … Continued

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New Summer School 2024

8th May 2024

Design-Nation’s New Summer School is a bespoke intensive four-day immersive learning experience full of inspiration, exploration, experimentation and collaboration. This unique Summer School is a hands-on exploration of materials, processes and techniques utilising the University of Lincoln’s state of the art workshop facilities and resources, alongside professionally experienced technicians and tutors. Expect demonstrations, one-to-one support, … Continued

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Remembering Kathryn M Holford: last chance to see

28th March 2024

Easter is the last weekend to see the beautiful memorial exhibition at Fen Ditton Gallery, sensitively curated in memory of Kathryn M Holford. Kathryn (or Katy as she used to be known professionally) was a long-standing member of Design-Nation, and a leading and award winning designer of contemporary glass, who more recently turned her talents … Continued

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Spring Update: our latest joiners

21st March 2024

The Design-Nation team is excited to be welcoming our biggest intake of new members since 2022. Over thirty impressive designers and makers have recently joined us, or have upgraded their membership, some as the result of very well deserved awards. Read on and follow the highlighted links to find out more about these talents, who … Continued

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Collect 2024: Materials and Limits

28th February 2024

Design-Nation is delighted to return to Collect for the 5th time in this prestigious show’s 20 year history. As we announced last December, today at Somerset House we unveil exciting new work by ten makers who are really pushing the limits of their materials and form to make pieces that speak to our times. Discover … Continued

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