There were loads of other goodies to discover at New Designers part two. Here’s what stood out from the furniture, designer maker, product design section: From Northumbria University I loved Thread&Berry soft toys by Martin Stephenson (always sucker for a nice soft toy).
There was an outstanding selection of wood based furniture design from the Building Crafts College. Makes me want to study how to make useful things with my hands again. Toby Whitworth created a beautiful curved laminated coffee table in zebrino and oak.
Raymond Coe‘s bold laminated coffee table came in ash.
And a more linear coffee table was designed by Sofia Linden. Wish I had money to fill my house with this kind of bespoke design.
At London Met a tilting double sided park bench took the name To-Gather, by Minsung Lee.h.
The Really Tallboy by Paul Butcher was very eye catching, inlaid with a design that looked to be inspired by animal markings or paw prints.
Hannastina Crick is a designer and maker who has just graduated from the University of Brighton. I loved her donut shaped straw bench.
Miranda Holms displayed an array of faceted pastel ceramic tulip vases and fab brightly coloured wall panels.
Samuel Sheard, an MA graduate of Central Saint Martins, makes magnificent spikey patterned furniture.
Students relax at the show!
There was loads of great stuff at Edinburgh College of Art: unfortunately who did what was not very clear. Here’s a selection, enjoy!
Next up: Best from One Year On.
2011, Abby Collier, Building Crafts College, Central Saint Martins, Edinburgh College of Art, Ellie Hindby-Smith, Hannastina Crick, Jigamals, London Met, Minsung Lee, Miranda Holms, New Designers, Northumbria University, Paul Butcher, Raymond Coe, review, Samuel Sheard, Sofia Linden, The Really Tallboy, Thread & Berry, To-Gather, Toby Whitworth, University of Brighton, Woodcraft, York St John University
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