The business of design

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

For Businesses

Save time and costs, drive efficiency and productivity. BuyDesign will support you as your external design and development resource.

For Designers

Receive direct briefs, respond to open calls, and pitch original ideas to vetted international businesses in a safe environment.

Businesses: Brief designers and discover original works.

View designer profiles, brief directly or launch open calls to the community and discover original works.


“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.

Michael Young


“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.

Tom Lloyd


“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.

Luca Nichetto


“BuyDesign is building a level playing field for the design industry – that means fair deals for designers, access to a wider spectrum of ideas for design brands, and a culture of respect across the board.”

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.

Nigel Coates


“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.



“BuyDesign is the site that 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.

Deyan Sudjic


“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.

Aldo Cibic

You're in good company

A selection of our registered brands and designers


Cécile Barani

Cécile Barani is a designer who collaborates with architects, craftsmen, graphic designers, ...


Studio BrichetZiegler

Since its establishment in 2010 by Caroline Ziegler and Pierre Brichet, Studio ...


Aldo Deli

Aldo Deli embodies a modern designer in the modern world. A product ...


Mario Alessiani

From a childhood surrounded by iconic design pieces to the discovery of ...

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 suited to the task

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.


Theo Williams

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


David Barrett

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

Are you looking for a manufacturer?

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

Success story

BuyDesign is closing the loop between designer, manufacturer and retailer

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

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


Introducing our latest company, Sanderson Design Group

We're excited to introduce Sanderson Design Group, our newest partner and leader in interior brands and surface designs.


Need global research and CMF?

We've partnered with Oltmans Van Niekerk

Oltmans van Niekerk is a global research, future strategy and innovation agency that helps companies identify opportunities in today's fast-changing world. 

Oltmans van Niekerk studies interprets and presents the political, economic, social and technological developments which influence people and their values, their environments, new products and the way businesses work.


Do you need a lawyer for IP advice?

BuyDesign recommends Simon Sellars

For expert advice on IP, T&Cs, copyrights, contracts, and trademarks, Simon is the go-to professional. He's knowledgeable, responsive, and a pleasure to work with — ideal for addressing specific legal issues.

Join BuyDesign and start

collaborating and streamlining the creative process

Designers: Discover open calls


Deadline 1/2/24: If you have a design that would suit raawii, pitch to them via BuyDesign.


*This Open Call is now closed If you have a design that would suit Italsed, pitch to them via BuyDesign.


*This Open Call is now closed* If you have a design that would suit forma&cemento, pitch to them via BuyDesign.


*This Open Call is now closed* If you have a design that would suit NEXT, pitch to them via BuyDesign.

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.