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  • Ceramics by Ellen Woods, graduate

  • Jacket by Anna Boast, graduate

  • Textiles by Lily Cummings, graduate

  • Jewellery by Val Muddyman, graduate

  • Cycling apparel by Louis Fidele-Deans

  • Crafts & Textiles stand

  • Glass by Ben Lintell, graduate

Posted 28.09.17

In Pictures: London Design Fair 2017

By Sarah Packer

We returned to the internationally renowned London Design Fair this year with even more of our graduates, from ceramics and glass to textiles, illustration and fashion, showcasing the best in South West craftsmanship.

Located in the creative heart of East London, London Design Fair is a celebration of designer-makers that brings together 500 exhibitors from 28 countries; now in its 11th year Tent London, Super Brands London and a growing host of international trade showcases came together to promote the latest in contemporary craftsmanship.

With over 27,000 people attending over four days, including influential retail buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers, and the design-savvy public due, our talented graduates had their work seen by the leading companies in their fields.

On opening night, we were joined by sponsors, artisan distillers Plymouth Gin, who whipped up their signature cocktails for a thirsty crowd.

Our graduates exhibited their work in a bespoke exhibition stand, printed in Fab Lab Plymouth. The bespoke stand was designed by the college’s BA (Hons) Product Design & Innovation Programme Leader, Kevin Jenkins, whose past clients include BT, The National Trust, and Haagen Dazs, and who last year won Innovation of the Year at the British Sign Awards 2016 for his Shimmerdisc design.

The London Design Fair was located in The Old Truman Brewery in the heart of East London, 21—24 September 2017. More information on the fair can be found at

Did you visit us at London Design Fair? If you're interested in finding out more about Plymouth College of Art and how you can get involved in setting live briefs for our students, commissioning work, hosting a workshop or if you'd just like to visit, then get in touch with Rebecca Moore and Sarah Holcombe in our Careers Team at

Interested in creative study? Discover what life's like at an independent art school at one of our Open Days.

Photos by Sarah Packer, BA (Hons) Photography graduate. See the full album of photos on Facebook.

Part of the custom-built stand fabricated on campus at Fab Lab Plymouth