UAL is opening not just a shop, a pioneering new retail and events space, at High Holborn this autumn.

not just a shop will sell design products and artwork by the University’s abundance of talented alumni, whilst also providing a space for students to get support with starting and developing their businesses.

UAL has long supported its students with starting and developing their businesses; the University’s Careers and Employability department helps students and alumni to embark on their professional futures in the creative industries, find jobs, set up businesses and sell their work.

As the name suggests, not just a shop will be much more than a commercial retail space; it will also host a programme of talks and workshops on topics ranging from pricing work to protecting intellectual property. Proceeds from the shop will go back into supporting the department’s enterprise programme, which includes free talks, workshops, funding and one-to-one business education.

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  • We caught up with Natalie Stevens, who curated not just a shop collection to find out more about it. She shared: “I selected these artists and designers based on the strength of their creativity, craftsmanship and distinctive style. Together, their products have provided us with a unique and diverse launch collection for not just a shop. UAL has previously supported many of them through its enterprise programme of exhibitions, trade shows and pop-up shops, so it’s particularly rewarding to have them represent UAL in its first permanent public retail space.”⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #industrialdesign #handmade #designhunting #newdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #craftsmanship #makersgonnamake #craft #contemporarycraft #britishdesign #giftware #ual #contemporarydesign #designshop #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #igart #instadesign #igdesign ⠀
  • 6 days to go until #notjustashop opens! We can't wait! More information about our launch and how to find us: http://www.arts.ac.uk/about-ual/not-just-a-shop/⠀⠀ (Photos in video are @reikokaneko @byalexdesign @houseofcalley @jacquelinecolley). ⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #design #designer #art #instadesign #designgram #igdesign #designstagram #universityoftheArtsLondon #loveLondon #ig_London #instalondon #artofvisuals #igerslondon #livefolk #visualsgang #artcollege #artschool #university #Color #dscolor #colorgram #instacolor #vibe #mood
  • Want these independent designers products? Come along to 272 High Holborn on 28 SEPTEMBER 2017 when we open the door to the public! ⠀ .⠀ Discover unique home, fashion, giftware and artwork by both emerging and established artists and designers. Your purchase will help to support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs, as proceeds are reinvested in UAL’s enterprise learning programme.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #centralsaintmartins #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LCC #ualinsights #weareual #art #arts #creativity #fearless #bold #ualgrad #artcollege #artschool#artofvisuals #visualsgang#igart #instadesign #igdesign #instaart#design #livefolk #comingsoon⠀
  • Only 1 week to go until we will open our doors to public! We are so excited! (Photos in video are @designk and @emmaalington). More information about our launch and how to find us: http://www.arts.ac.uk/about-ual/not-just-a-shop/⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #design #designer #art #instadesign #designgram #igdesign #designstagram #universityoftheArtsLondon #loveLondon #ig_London #instalondon #artofvisuals #igerslondon #livefolk #visualsgang #artcollege #artschool #university #Color #dscolor #colorgram #instacolor #vibe #mood
  • These beautiful jewellery pieces from @mayamagaljewellery will be available to buy at #notjustashop from 28 September in 272 High Holborn! On 28 September we will officially open our doors to public! ⠀ Come to say hi and buy some lovely design products. More information about our launch event can be found here 👉🏻 www.arts.ac.uk/about-ual/not-just-a-shop/ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #industrialdesign #handmade #designhunting #newdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #craftsmanship #makersgonnamake #craft #contemporarycraft #britishdesign #giftware #ual #contemporarydesign #designshop #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #igart #instadesign #igdesign ⠀
  • Only 8 days to go until our launch event in 272 High Holborn. We hope to see you there! We will be open 11am - 3pm. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #industrialdesign #handmade #designhunting #newdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #craftsmanship #makersgonnamake #craft #contemporarycraft #britishdesign #giftware #ual #contemporarydesign #designshop #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #igart #instadesign #igdesign ⠀
  • Can you spot your street in here? This map is designed by @houseofcally and will be available at our shop, opening on 28 September in 272 High Holborn.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #industrialdesign #handmade #designhunting #newdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #craftsmanship #makersgonnamake #craft #contemporarycraft #britishdesign #giftware #ual #contemporarydesign #designshop #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #igart #instadesign #igdesign ⠀
  • #Repost @unioftheartslondon ・・・ UAL's not just a shop launches on Thursday 28th September, selling design-led products and artwork from its talented alumni. Stocking a diverse range of home, fashion and giftware - from cards, stationary, bags and jewellery, through to limited edition prints and one-off artworks - all created by those who studied at UAL's leading six colleges. not just a shop: 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EY #weareual #artcollege #artist #creativity #design #notjustashop #inspiration #unique #talent #nextgeneration @csm_news @lcflondon_ @camberwellual @chelseaual @lcclondon @wimbledonual
  • Only 9 days left! not just a shop opens its doors on 28 September in 272 High Holborn. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #industrialdesign #handmade #designhunting #newdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #craftsmanship #makersgonnamake #craft #contemporarycraft #britishdesign #giftware #ual #contemporarydesign #designshop #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #igart #instadesign #igdesign
  • Only 10 days until our launch event on 28 September! 272 High Holborn #notjustashop⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #centralsaintmartins #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #universityoftheArtsLondon #visualsgang #artcollege #artschool #university #CSM #LCF #LCC #ualinsights #weareual #art #arts #creativity #fearless #bold #ualgrad #artcollege ⠀
  • #Repost @yeshen.venema ・・・ Delighted to share some highlights from our summer 17 shoot with @notjustashopual This new retail and enterprise space will be opening 28 Sept at 272 High Holborn. The shop will feature products from designer/makers grads from UAL. As a UAL grad myself (LCF class of 2002!) it was a real pleasure to be involved! Styling by @mugdhasapte >> If you are a UAL grad and want to get involved or submit products, do follow them and drop a line/visit. They will also host talks and workshops and all proceeds will go back into supporting the enterprise programme. 🙌
  • Only 10 days left until our launch event on 28 September. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #notjustashop #industrialdesign #handmade #designhunting #newdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #craftsmanship #makersgonnamake #craft #contemporarycraft #britishdesign #giftware #ual #contemporarydesign #designshop #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #igart #instadesign #igdesign ⠀
  • Is your Friday as exciting as ours? Our merchandise for #notjustashop just arrived! . . #industrialdesign #handmade #designhunting #newdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #craftsmanship #makersgonnamake #craft #contemporarycraft #britishdesign #giftware #ual #contemporarydesign #designshop #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #igart #instadesign #igdesign
  • Thank you for a lovely feature #greetingstodaymagazine 💛 Read an article >> http://bit.ly/greetingstoday We hope to see you all at our launch event on 28 September in 272 High Holborn! #notjustashop #comingsoon⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #industrialdesign #handmade #designhunting #newdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #craftsmanship #makersgonnamaket #contemporarycraft #britishdesign #giftware #ual #contemporarydesign #designshop #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #instadesign #igdesign ⠀
  • Thank you for sharing @miriambridson! It's only 2 weeks to go! #repost ・・・ Excited to be taking part in a pioneering new retail and events space at High Holborn this Autumn - UAL is opening 'Not Just a Shop', selling design products and artwork by the University's alumni whilst also providing a space for students to get support with starting and developing their businesses. More details to follow! @notjustashopual • • • #ual #notjustashop #supportsmallbusiness #madeinlondon #giftwrap #firststockist #christmaspaper #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #universityoftheArtsLondon #visualsgang #artcollege #artschool #weareual #art #arts #creativity #artcollege
  • Thank you for feature @careers_employability #repost ・・・ Coming soon… @notjustashopual ! ⠀ ⠀ @unioftheartslondon is launching a pioneering new enterprise learning and retail space in High Holborn this September. ⠀ ⠀ @notjustashopual will sell a diverse range of home, fashion and giftware – all created by those who studied at #UAL’s six leading arts colleges. Proceeds from the shop will go back into supporting the department’s enterprise programme, which includes free talks, workshops, funding and one-to-one business education and support for UAL students and alumni.⠀ ⠀ The new space will also provide a venue for UAL to host relevant enterprise learning events, with topics including: intellectual property for creatives and pricing and selling art and design work.⠀ ⠀ Not just a shop will open at 272 High Holborn on Thursday 28 September. Follow @notjustashopual on Instagram! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #industrialdesign #handmade #designhunting #newdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #craftsmanship #makersgonnamake #craft #contemporarycraft #britishdesign #giftware #ual #contemporarydesign #designshop #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #igart #igdesign ⠀
  • Action 📸🎞 #comingsoon #notjustashop .⠀ .⠀ . #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #universityoftheArtsLondon #visualsgang #artcollege #weareual #art #creativity #artcollege #artschool#artofvisuals #visualsgang#igart #instadesign #igdesign
  • Thank you for a lovely feature @creativeboommag ・・・ The @unioftheartslondon is launching 'not just a shop' this month to support the next generation of design talent. Find out more on #CreativeBoom⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #designtalent #unioftheartslondon #makers #independentshops #designers #independents #creative #notjustashop #designhunting #newdesign #homedecor #craftmanship #madeinuk #london #ual #designshop #watchthisspace #emergingdesigners
  • Mark 28 of September in your diaries! It's the launch of not just a shop , our exciting new retail and enterprise learning space in High Holborn! ⠀ ⠀ Visit our page to find out more and don't forget to sign-up to our newsletter: http://www.arts.ac.uk/about-ual/not-just-a-shop/⠀ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #industrialdesign #handmade #designhunting #newdesign #interiordesign #homedecor #craftsmanship #makersgonnamake #craft #contemporarycraft #britishdesign #giftware #ual #contemporarydesign #designshop #Holborn #visitlondon #giftshop #igerslondon #ig_London #instalondon #thisisLondon #lovelondon #LDN #londonlife #londoncity #igart #instadesign #igdesign ⠀