As well as the best of British and international exhibitors, May Design Series 2015 brought an industry leading conference and seminar programme together with a number of design led features.
Our thought leading conference programme provided stimulating content for those operating in the retail, residential, commercial and hospitality sectors.
Speakers included: Jo Malone MBE, Daniel Hopwood, Sebastian Conran, Declan Curry and Oliver Heath.
Our CPD accredited complimentary seminar programme was tailored to provide practical advice focussed on current trends across the world of design.
Speakers included: Abigail Ahern, Paul Nulty, Tim Mutton, Elina Grigoriou, Rebecca Weir, Marianne Shillingford and Sally Storey.
New Design Britain
New Design Britain acts as a stepping stone for new design talent, providing support for design graduates looking for progression into the industry.
Industry leading judges included: Sara Cosgrove, Staffan Tollgard, Barbara Chandler, Paul Tanner, Rob Scarlett and Shaun Clarkson.
A selection of complimentary RIBA and BIID accredited seminars were hosted by CEDIA to advise businesses about the benefits of incorporating home technology into design projects.
Future British Classics
Leading UK designers and journalists came together to pick contemporary British products they predicted to become future design classics.
A selection of the UK's top designer makers showcased the best in British craftsmanship, with bespoke product designs ready to buy or commision.
From the luxurious to the multi-purpose, the Fabric Pavilion housed an array of beautiful fabrics in a range of colours, textures, prints and patterns, suitable for all your upholstery needs.
Colour Trend Forecast
Birmingham City University teamed up with Global Color Research™ and digital wall covering brand Tektura, and invited innovative students from the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design to explore 2015/16 trend predictions from Mix Publications.
Editor of Fiera Magazine, Katie Treggiden, curated a selection of the latest trends as seen at design fairs in Stockholm, Frankfurt and Copenhagen.
Artisans with Light
From France to Morocco, Israel to the UK, we showcased stunning lighting products by designers and manufacturers from all over the world.
Innovation: Industry and Student Collaboration
In an exciting new partnership with Bucks New University, this area hosted a collection of students’ work that has been influenced, inspired by or designed in collaboration with the industry.
Supporting charitable enterprise Goldfinger Factory for the first time, we showcased some of their reclaimed and custom-made pieces to create a beautiful space within both the central and New Design Britain Alumni bars.