University of the Arts London (UAL) will mark its 10th year at trade show Pulse in May with a special showcase entitled UAL Now.
The UAL Now stand will present commercially viable designs by 14 new design businesses, from UAL students and alumni, looking for further exposure in the retail market. It will feature a diverse range of products including ceramics, homeware, greetings cards and fashion accessories.
UAL Now will be located in Launchpad, Pulse’s creative hub of fresh design talent.
Led by Careers and Employability and supported by Pulse organiser Clarion Events, UAL Now is an opportunity for emerging design businesses from UAL to have a discounted and supported way into trade show environments.
Vicky Fabbri, events & showcasing manager of Careers and Employability said: “This is a great stepping stone for those just launching their businesses to find an affordable way to reach trade audiences, and Launchpad at Pulse is the perfect place for this.
“We make sure the exhibitors are ready for sales; and many have gone on to take their own stand at the show after.”
The UAL line-up features Beatrice Larkin, Beyond Fabrics, Cox & Bruach, dotdotdot, Eloise Bricka, Fawn and Thistle, Flor de Chile, Josefin Landalv, Miriam Bridson, Mystic Forms, Rowenna Mason, Sevek Zargarian, Sophia Ogonda.
University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist arts and design university, with 20,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Pulse, which bills itself as ‘the definitive event for inspiring giftware and modern living’ takes place from May 15-17 at Olympia London.
The show offers retailers the chance to source thousands of products from over 500 brands, curated by a panel of design and trend experts.
The UAL line-up includes Sevek Zargarian