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UAL brings new design talent to Pulse

Celebrating a decade at Pulse, University of the Arts London will showcase commercially viable and inspired designs by 14 new design businesses at Pulse, May 15-17

University of the Arts London (UAL) marks its 10th year at Pulse in May with UAL Now. The featured stand will be presented in Launchpad, Pulse’s creative hub of fresh design talent. The showcase presents commercially viable and inspiring designs by 14 new design businesses from UAL students and alumni, all looking for further exposure in the retail market.

The stand features a diverse range of products including everything from ceramics and homeware to greetings cards and fashion accessories.

UAL Now is a showcasing and exhibition programme that highlights the most exciting emerging talent from University of the Arts London. UAL Now showcases graduates' work at fairs and industry exhibitions across art, design and communication; in order to launch their work, products, ideas, services and companies. It enables and prepares them to connect to curators, buyers, collectors, manufacturers, agencies and specialist audiences, so that they can sell work, network and advance their practice and careers in the creative and cultural sector.

Led by Careers and Employability and supported by Clarion events, the UAL Now stand is a unique opportunity for emerging design businesses from UAL to have a discounted and supported way into trade show environments. Exhibitors are offered a full professional development programme in the lead up to the show to prepare them for the experience, as well as PR and marketing support through the university.

“UAL Now is a great stepping stone opportunity 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 they’ve made thousands of pounds worth of orders in past years, and many have gone on to take their own stand at the show after.” Vicky Fabbri, Events & Showcasing Manager, Careers and Employability.

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.

About Pulse
Pulse is the definitive event for inspiring giftware and modern living that takes place from 15-17 May 2016 at Olympia London. The show will offer buyers and retailers an unmissable opportunity to source thousands of cutting-edge products from over 500 exciting brands at this summer’s largest design-led retail event. All beautifully curated by a market-leading panel of design and trend experts, as well as a whole line up of new and unseen brands from the UK and overseas.
Pulse takes place May 15-17 at Olympia, London. Register online now for free at www.pulse‐ ‐ trade only.

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