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Great talents across the UK: our newest members

19th December 2022

Design-Nation rounds off 2022 with yet another great cohort of new members. There’s lots to celebrate this festive season. Our portfolio is enhanced by no less than 32 new talents, while two existing members move up to Full and Graduate membership as their careers progress. There’s a wide diversity of practices – 7 in textile … Continued

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Gloriously Diverse: 24 New Members

23rd August 2022

At the beginning of 2022 Design-Nation set out the future priorities for our portfolio: Excellence, Diversity and Sustainability. These are all qualities evident in our latest tranche of new members, selected earlier this month by our independent panel. We’re particularly pleased about the wide diversity of practice these talented designers and makers are embracing, and … Continued

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Questioning minds, skillful hands: our new members

8th June 2022

In late May our independent panel convened to review the latest tranche of membership applications and they were delighted with what they saw. It seems that makers’ standards improve all the time: while the materials deployed are relatively traditional (ceramics, glass, metal, textiles, wood), the range of skills and technical knowledge employed by designer-makers are … Continued

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Another 23 Designers Join Design-Nation

9th March 2022

Last month our independent section panel had the happy task of reviewing the latest tranche of applications to join Design-Nation, an impressive array of colour, pattern, texture, shapes, materials, experiences and skills. As a result 23 more exciting designer-makers have joined us, across all levels of our membership programme. Eleven are now full members of … Continued

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Characterful new work, talented new makers

23rd November 2021

We’re always happy to discover intriguing new talent in craft and design, and our latest recruits to the Design-Nation portfolio are full of ideas and innovations, charm and cleverness. We welcome seven new full members whose practices span glass, jewellery, leather and also no less than three ceramicists. Louise Heighes launched her decorative interiors brand … Continued

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Green for Go: Our Latest Award Winners

3rd November 2021

Now, more than ever, designers and makers are addressing the future of our planet and embracing sustainable and ethical making and materials. Design-Nation is therefore very pleased to have partnered this September with our brand ambassador Barbara Chandler at Deborah Spencer’s exciting new Planted Cities event, launched at London Design Festival 2021. At Deborah’s invitation, … Continued

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