Design Event MART 2011

14-16 October

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art



You can download the Design Event MART brochure here

Design Event MART is a curated selling exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary design from the North of England.  For the past 3 years, Design Event MART has been held at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead and has acted as a centre-point of the Design Event Festival.

Between April - June 2011 Design Event requested submissions of innovative and high quality design led work from designers and makers based in the North of England in the areas of furniture, surface, textile, lighting, product, jewellery, fashion, accessory and print.


Designers who exhibited during the 2011 Design Event MART were:


Superfauna  Ellen Thomas Hannah Wales Susan Bradley 
RASKL  David Irwin   REthinkthings  Afid Design
Anne Laycock Deadgood    Jake Bontoft  Tatsuya Akita
Stitched Ceramics   Nick James 

Jamie Josef Fry

Rachel Whitehead
Catherine Pickering     Psalt Design Lazerian               Westergaard Designs 
Hannah Schofield    Margareth Troli Prefab77          



Design Event Presents

Design Event Presents was a new initiative at the Design Event MART.  Design Event commissioned a product or range of products from eight designers based in the North of England reflecting the festival theme of Happiness. Each selected designer was offered a grant towards the development of their product/range. 

The following designers and makers exhibited products as part of PRESENTS:


Ayme Fitzgerald Claire Baker David Irwin Neil Conley
The Cloud Commission Nous Vous WonderStuffStudio Reluctant Hero