100% Forward highlighted UK emerging design talents, each championed by an established designer who launched their career at 100% Design.
Says Barbara Chandler: “Since 100% Design started in 1995, our stellar UK designers have created a world-famous design industry, and continue to do so. But all industries need new talent. Who better to spot it than the successful design entrepreneurs who launched their careers in the ‘90s at 100% Design? Seven of them have each chosen an emerging UK designer. I have chosen an eighth and added a display of ceramics.
The creativity of these new designers embraces furniture, lighting, printed/woven textiles and ceramics…not to mention origami and illuminated wallpaper. Some designers have just graduated; others are already making their way. They will be given a platform at 100% Design to show their work and engage with visitors. Their stories will inform, intrigue, inspire and impress.”
The below portraits of nominating designers are by Barbara Chandler©. Meet the established designers that will took part and hear their stories on why 100% Design is such an important platform for the industry.