This year’s New Designers show in London has been a successful one for our Product Designers with a win for the Best Stand for the bandstand structure designed and made by the students.
Other awards of merit was Jack Moore who came runner up in the overall ‘New Designers 100% Design Award’ which recognises emerging talented designers. The award recognised Jack’s design Kohav public space furniture that aims to encourage positive social interactions, increase park functionality, and enforce accepted norms.
The seating form allows for up to eight people to be seated at once; the ever-tightening curve inviting users int the seat, creating multiple points for face-to-face conversation. Its positive additional features provide users with WiFi, USB powers and Qi-wireless charging pads. These help to create smarter public spaces with a greater level of functionality in the modern world.
Scoring second place in the New Designers Lego Award for Playful Creativity’ was George Gilliatt for his Totem Warriors game – a new buildable figure and trading card game that sees players construct and battle gods from different ancient worlds.
The simple wooden pieces feature no printed or moulded details, instead causing children to imagine the appearance of their creations themselves. Whilst interacting competitively with their friends, players will simultaneously develop their imaginative capabilities through exploration of the warriors’ personalities and actions.