Dated: 20/10/2015
Northern Design Award Winners (left to right) Mark McCormick from Novocastrian, Jake Barker and Sophie Thompson from Terrarium at the Northern Design Festival at the Assembly House, Westgate Road, Newcastle which is made up of 7 exhibitions over 2 floors featuring work by 50+ designers and architects ...

The 2015 Northern Design Festival is open + awards news

The 2015 Northern Design Festival is officially open! 7 exhibitions of work by more than 50 designers, makers and architects over 2 floors at the Assembly House – a Grade II* listed building not usually open to the public, only a few minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station.

We were absolutely delighted to welcome award-winning design writer and photographer Barbara Chandler to open this year’s Northern Design Festival and to help present the Awards. Congratulations to the winners – you can see (and buy!) their work at the Festival, along with 13 other designers selected for this year’s Design Event MART.

  • Best New Designer, sponsored by Confessions of a Design Geek – Novocastrian
  • Best Interior Product, sponsored by Heal’s – Sophie Thompson (Terrarium)
  • Most Innovative Product, sponsored by the Northern Design Centre – Jake Barker

The 2015 Northern Design Festival Awards were designed and made by Marc Ross and RASKL.

Tickets are £2.50 for unlimited entry to exhibitions (under 18s free), £11 for a Festival pass (unlimited entry + 2 talks), or £5 per talk. Ticket income contributes to the ongoing restoration work of this historic building. Book online, or pay on the door.