Monday, 13 April 2009

Liberty design competition

Ok, so I am about to skim the following copy staight from Liberty's blog (hence the speech brackets!) because I thought it was too good an opportunity for you talented lot to miss out on and because they put it just as well (OK a bit better) as I would:

"Are you a budding new British designer? How would you like to have your products sold at Liberty?

In a bid to recognise and support new and emerging British design talent, Liberty is hosting an Open Design Day on Saturday 25th April.

A panel of experts comprising the Liberty buying team, now headed up by ex-Bergdorf Goodman Senior VP Ed Burstell alongside industry experts such as Yasmin Sewell (Liberty’s Creative Consultant), David Nicholls (Design Editor of the Daily Telegraph) and Sarah Mower (international fashion authority), will be on hand to cast their expert eyes over everything the public bring in.

From fashion to furniture, hats to handbags, craft to cushions and from ceramics to silverware Liberty is encouraging anyone with a creative passion to bring in their designs for the panel to assess.

But don’t expect a Dragon’s Den – rather it is a chance for new designers to get sympathetic and helpful advice from experts on how to nurture and develop their ideas.

The best designs will get the chance to have their products sold at Liberty, a name synonymous with the very best of new design since its doors first opened in 1875, and now one of London’s best-loved emporiums of style and design.

Arthur Lasenby Liberty trawled the world and created an emporium where the finest could meet the rarest. In keeping with this heritage Ed Burstell is keen to champion the best new British design and craft. He and his team will offer support and direction for each step of the process that designers need to get their items selling on Liberty’s world renowned shelves.

To register your interest and receive further updates on this event please send an email to "

How cool is that?! So I suggest you all get those sewing machines whirling and give it your best shot: i'd be joining you if it weren't for my complete and utter lack of talent!!

Love Tor

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