The Design Council picks 70 young designers to watch

As part of Design Council’s 70th anniversary celebrations Ones to Watch  picks 70 of the most exciting up-and-coming designers in the UK who represent the future of British design. The designers — each chosen for an individual product or project – have been selected from hundreds of entrants that include architecture, furniture and jewellery design, to material experimentation and app development.


The Current Table by Marjan van Aubel

Chosen for their vision, ambition and innovation, as well as their potential to contribute to the UK’s reputation as a leading design nation, the 70 Ones to Watch have been selected by Design Council and an expert judging panel. The 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; and experts from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).


Noook by Torsten Sherwood for Designers in Residence 2014 at the Design Museum

The selected 70 Ones to Watch have been divided into six themes: Everyday living, Design for health and wellbeing, Materiality, Design for social impact, Future of city living and Rethinking reality.

For the full Ones to Watch line-up, click  here.