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Discover Rising Stars in Design at PULSE 2018

Discover exciting new products from the rising stars of design when Europe’s largest Art and Design University presents up-and-coming designers at Pulse, from the 13th-15th of May, 2018.

Pulse is a beautifully curated, boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories and will take place at Olympia London. Pulse has a strong emphasis on emerging designer-makers, unseen international brands and new launches across all product sectors, allowing you to source extraordinary products in one easy buying location.

Massimo Cappella

Visitors to the University of the Arts London’s (UAL) feature stand at Pulse London will get an exclusive preview of new products by their emerging designers. The university will present a hand-picked selection of design products, created by 13 of its students and alumni, at the show. Many have never exhibited at a trade show before, making UAL’s stand the place to discover the names to watch in design. The stand will feature a diverse range of products, from furniture and household products, through to handbags and scarves, prints and stationary. 

Abigail Burch

The businesses being showcased on the UAL stand were sourced through an open-call, with selections based on the commercial viability and creativity of their products. The 13 chosen design businesses are Abigail Burch Ltd, Elena Kara Ltd, ES Studio, Extra&ordinary Design, House of Hopstock Ltd, JDPCERAMICS, LAR Studio, Massimo Cappella Studio, Mean Mail, OFFDN, Peggy Beard and SGW Lab. They are part of UAL’s prestigious network of alumni, which includes Terence Conran, James Dyson, Margaret Calvert, Neville Brody, Susan Williams-Ellis, Tatty Devine’s Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden, and Stella McCartney, to name just a few.


Organised by UAL’s 'Careers and Employability' team and supported by Clarion events, UAL’s stand at Pulse provides emerging design businesses with a discounted and supported way into trade show environments. This is the 12th year of UAL’s partnership with the trade show and 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.

Mean Mail

Vicky Creevey, Enterprise & Events Manager for 'Careers and Employability' at UAL, says, “Our partnership with Pulse provides UAL students and graduates with a platform to launch their businesses to the world, making our stand the place to discover exciting up-and-coming designers. We support our students and graduates with business guidance throughout the process, so taking part is an important learning curve that prepares them for trade and retail".

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