London’s Business Design Centre will be buzzing with innovation, creativity and fresh talent this month as it plays host to New Designers Part 1. I recently caught up with Show Director Isobel Dennis to find out what this year’s event has in store. The graduate design dedicated event is a hot spot for huge industry names, all attending in the pursuit of snapping up the next generation of influential names in our design industry. Isobel explains: “We work alongside companies that understand how important design is to their business, and I think that understanding is broadening. Even the most corporate companies are now recognising that design is absolutely essential and hugely important to a company’s success. Speaking to passionate graduates and seeing fantastic designs reminds visitors how much they love being in the creative industry and that’s the really special thing about this event.” Read more about the upcoming event on page 12.
As the industry welcomes a new wave of talent, it begs the question, what does the future hold for design? 3D printing – alongside other emerging technologies and platforms – is removing the barriers of access to design and manufacturing. To find out more about design in the digital age, Inex speaks to Lead Technologist at the UK’s innovation agency, Robin Wilson, on page 24 about his thoughts on what lies ahead for design amid this new industrial revolution.
On the topic of revolutionary innovation, this month’s Exrated focuses on a unique experiment into necessary design interventions in the dawn of UK climate change. Go to page 20 to find out more about the Exbury Egg – an example of high-quality, low environmental impact structural design.
As ever, I hope you enjoy this issue. We love to hear from our readers, so don’t hesitate to contact me about your new favourite, innovative design.