Design Show Liverpool – June 19 – 22. Latest News


Taking place in the Contemporary Urban Centre, Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1, from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd June 2008, Design Show Liverpool will showcase a selection of exciting new designers and well-known brands from the North-West, the UK and the rest of the world. It is a flagship event and a key part of the European Capital of Culture 2008 programme.

Ella Doran of Ella Doran Design says: “The time feels right for a major design show in the North-West and I am delighted that Liverpool will play host to this high profile event. It is a passionately creative city and the plans for the show are really exciting.”

With over 150 exhibitors, each having undergone a rigorous selection process, Design Show Liverpool will give visitors the opportunity to view and purchase cutting-edge designs ranging from furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting and interiors, to jewellery fashion and accessories. Exhibitors will include Ella Doran, People Will Always Need Plates, Michael Sodeau, Nick Munro, Kirsty Doyle, Ruth Moilliet and Tatty Devine.

The show will also feature an exciting live element including catwalk shows, new product launches and children’s creative workshops. Highlights include the resourceful and inventive Fast Glass project and a Cut & Paste digital design tournament.


Fast Glass is a simple yet brilliant concept dreamed up by glassmakers Liquid Projects and designers Ella Doran and Nick Munro in conjunction with the John Lewis Partnership. It shows how recycling waste glass can speedily produce design-led products. The aim is to set an all-time record for designing, creating and retailing a brand new glass product.

The Cut & Paste digital design tournament will take place on Saturday 21st June. It is a unique live experience that brings together spectator sport, culture and a good night out. Top graphic designers from the North-West will compete in a series of design challenges in front of a live audience.

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