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The business of design

BuyDesign is for business professionals, brands, retailers, manufacturers, and designers connecting the design industry commercially and creatively.

For Businesses

Discover original ideas, brief vetted designers, sign agreements within your online studio saving you time and costs.

BuyDesign will support you as your external design and development resource.

For Designers

Receive direct briefs, respond to open calls, present original ideas, and pitch directly to a vetted international business audience.

Creativity, Connected

Empowering brands, retailers, manufacturers, and designers with tools to connect, create and collaborate. Brief the BuyDesign community today.

Testimonials

“BuyDesign is building a level playing field for the design industry…”

Nigel Coates, an influential architect and designer, challenges conventional notions of architecture and design by seamlessly integrating art and intelligence. His innovative ideas have translated into noteworthy buildings, interiors, and exhibitions worldwide, notably in Japan and the UK.

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Portrait of Nigel Coates

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“The role of designers has significantly changed in the last two decades…”

Luca Nichetto was born in Venice in 1976, where his artistic talents were inspired by the famous Murano glassmaking industry. Luca Nichetto founded his eponymous multidisciplinary design practice in Venice, Italy in 2006, specialising in industrial design, product design and design consultancy.

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Portrait of Luca Nichetto

Testimonials

“Finally with BuyDesign there is a professionally managed platform that can support a previously rather serendipitous system.”

Michael Young is an award-winning British designer, founder, and creative director of Michael Young Studio. Michael Young Studio was founded in 1993 to provide exclusive, quality design services across an eclectic range of markets – from interiors to technology.

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Portrait of Michael Young

Testimonials

“BuyDesign is a brilliant innovation  in breaking down these barriers  and simplifying the process of commissioning design.”

Tom is co-founder of the London design studio Pearson Lloyd. He trained in Furniture Design at Nottingham, before completing an MA in Industrial Design at the RCA in 1993. Tom founded Pearson Lloyd with Luke Pearson in 1997.

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Portrait of Tom Lloyd

Testimonials

“We are very excited for the possibilities BuyDesign gives Forma&Cemento.”

Marialaura is an architect, designer, and the creative director and owner of Studio Irvine. Since 2011, she has led Studio Irvine, where industrial products serve as the pulsating heart of design with notable clients such as Arper, Baleri Italia, Discipline, Faraone Mennella, Muji, MPlus, Offecct, Phaidon and Thonet.

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Portrait of Marialaura

Testimonials

“BuyDesign can change the dynamics of the relationship between designers and clients to their mutual benefit.”

Deyan Sudjic OBE is writer and broadcaster, specialising in the fields of design and architecture. Formerly the director of the Design Museum, ex Editor-in-Chief of Domus Magazine and founder editor of Blueprint.

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“Finally, with Buydesign, there is a platform which allows the different actors of the design world to be connected.”

Aldo Cibic is an influential Italian designer known for co-founding Memphis. His projects have been exhibited at Venice Architecture Biennale, and his work focuses on community and place design.

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You're in good company


We work with a diverse range of brands, retailers and manufacturers,
offering varying levels of support tailored to their business needs.

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Made with BuyDesign

Start briefing the design community today to tap into a world of creative solutions and original design concepts.


Strategic consultation

We can help with expert guidance and strategic consultations to make informed decisions and achieve your goals, from brief creation to selecting partners and products.

Manufacturers and Designers

Rely on our deep knowledge of the BuyDesign community, designers and manufacturers, to match you with the best partner.

Your needs, our expertise

With decades of experience in product design, manufacturing, and retail, our core team provides a comprehensive BuyDesign package, freeing you to focus on higher-level decisions.

Strategic partnerships

Our team utilises industry connections to facilitate key design, manufacturing or retail partnerships that align with your strategic goals, empowering your business to thrive in the ever-evolving market.

Get started now

Contact us and we can arrange a call. We can help save time, drive efficiency, and productivity and support you as your external design and development resource.

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FOUNDER

Theo Williams

30+ years of Design and Creative Direction for global retailers and brands.
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COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

David Barrett

20+ years of experience as a Senior Buyer in the Furniture Retail sector.
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Success Story


BuyDesign is closing the loop between Designer, Manufacturer and Retailer

Anthropologie discovered and collaborated with a designer to create a new range of dining chairs in partnership with BuyDesign.

Where it started: connect, create & collaborate

Anthropologie discovered and collaborated with a designer to create a new range of dining chairs in partnership with BuyDesign.

Anthropologie partnered with a vetted manufacturer on BuyDesign and worked closely with us to create a dining chair range.

Introduced to the market: US & EU. 2023

Anthropologie partnered with a vetted manufacturer on BuyDesign and worked closely with us to create a dining chair range.

NEWS

Introducing Maker Sixty Four

Maker Sixty Four are makers and designers of exquisite objects, rooted in the artistry of traditional craftsmanship and time-honoured methods. Their experienced team works closely with clients to bring ideas to life, focusing on sustainability, integrity, and longevity.


Open Calls

DG Casa

Unique Timeless Wood Bed
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W.K. Wu Products

Welcome Home 2024/25
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Sign up as a designer and Pitch to raawii

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Storage Solutions
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Sign up as a designer and Pitch to Forma & Cemento

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Abecedario Collection
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Connecting Retailers to Manufacturers

With decades of experience in product development, manufacturing, and retail, our core team can support you to match you with the best manufacturing partner for your project.

Join BuyDesign and start collaborating and streamlining the creative process

Designs in Mind is a working studio, tucked away in Shropshire, where adults living with mental health challenges work collaboratively on ambitious, experimental art and design projects.

We support Designs in Mind

Designs in Mind is a working studio, tucked away in Shropshire, where adults living with mental health challenges work collaboratively on ambitious, experimental art and design projects.

Our founder Theo Williams has been collaborating with Designs in Mind for some years and now BuyDesign has partnered with Designs in Mind to bring projects with purpose to the centre of the design industry.