Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Ethos Housewares Why I Care Launch at The NEC Spring Fair 2009

The 2nd annual Ethos housewares competition was launched at the Spring Fair at the NEC. Students were asked to propose a new mug shape which all the designs would be applied to and also to propose a surface pattern design with the concept "why I care..."

The student work touched upon a range of issues, showing how we all care passionately about a wide range of issues.

Sarah Illsley designed the mug that is used as a vehicle for all the designs.

The Mug collection will be available in stores such as Urban Outfitters and Pier from spring 2009.

A great gift to show someone you care, mothersday, valentines, birthday, christmas etc...


Thursday, 12 February 2009

New Vistas

Success in Portugal

Following a surface design competition for BACD students with Portuguese Porcelain manufacturer Vista Alegre, winner Kaoru Parry spent a week out in their design studio refining her design. Prototypes of Kaoru's and the ten other finalists were made at the factory.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Why I care Launch at Birmingham NEC

The 2nd year competition with Ethos housewares was launched at the Birmingham Spring Fair. 

2nd year BACD students all developed a concept around the idea "why I care..."

Find out more at the link below.

Degree show 08

This years degree show had a great design concept devised by 3RD year students. The work was all exhibited on recycled domestic furniture, painted white to mute details and create a blank canvas of the furniture but with a memory or reference to the domestic environment. 

The show was a great success and received a wide spread thumbs up from visitors.