Freya Richmond

International award for Freya

Brighton graduate Freya Richmond has won an international award for design, the only designer from the UK among the three winners of the Printeriors 2018 design competition. The competition is run by the Federation of European Screen Printers Associations and Freya’s winning design, along with those of the other two winners from Sweden and Denmark, will feature in this year’s Printeriors Airport Lounge of the Future, at FESPA Global Print Expo, which takes place from 15 to 18 May 2018 at the Messe exhibition centre in Berlin.

The competition was run in conjunction with ARTS THREAD.

Freya, who graduated with a BA(Hons) in Textiles with Business Studies last summer, is now working for Richard Quinn screen printing and sublimation printing on to fabrics.

She said: “Wow, this is hugely exciting and what an incredible opportunity for me as a print designer to see my prints come to life at FESPA. Arts Thread have been a huge support in emerging designers, welcoming them in to the industry. Thank you to Artsthread and FESPA for choosing my designs to be part of this amazing show. Very much looking forward to Berlin. ”

The winners were decided by competition judges: Christian Duyckaerts, FESPA President and owner of Retail Communicators; Christophe Aussenac, FESPA Vice President and director ATC Groupe; and Debbie McKeegan, textile ambassador for FESPA.

The brief was to design a pattern to be realised in every element of the Printeriors feature entitled ‘Airport Lounge of the Future 2030’. The final three designs will be used on furniture, walling, flooring, windows and soft furnishings.

The three winners have won a trip to FESPA 2018 in Berlin to see their designs come to life in Printeriors 2018. Get more information on the Printeriors and FESPA Global Print Expo.

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