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Product & Furniture Design BA(Hons): Student achievements

Success stories

Connor Holland – Young Furniture Makers Bespoke Award winner 2015

Connor's inflated steel bench wooed the judges and won him a set of Fastenal power tools. He was also awarded the Blum award for best overall entry in all competitions. This prize was an all expenses paid trip to Switzerland to visit Blum's production plant.

Christa Tjong – Young Furniture Makers DESIGN Award winner 2015

Christa exhibited her winning restaurant / barstool design at the Young Furniture Makers' Exhibition. Part of her prize was work experience with the award winning designer Mark Gabbertas, plus an internship with Crofts & Assinder, one of the largest handle manufacturers within the United Kingdom.

Maya Alvarado – 2015 graduate of Product & Furniture Design BA(Hons)

Maya, a first-class honours graduate has recently been selected from a large field of applicants to begin a Fixperts Residency at Benchmark. Find out more.

New Designers 2015

In July, Product & Furniture Design BA(Hons) were again at New Designers in London.

It was another very successful show with three students being awarded the 'John Lewis Loves' award. The students awarded prizes were: Mr Tom Lawrence for his Airer/Playhouse; Miss Santa Mikalkeviciute for her hallway coat stand/mirror; and Miss Hyun Young Park for her carafe.

View John Lewis' video featuring Kingston students at New Designers.

View the promotional flyer from the show (PDF).

Sam Lloyd / Heal's Discovers
Student Sam Lloyd's cast aluminium stools were selected for manufacture by Heal's Ltd. The launch party was at 100% Design attended by Philippe Stark and the design glitterati.

Charlotte Robinson / Heal's Discovers
Second-year student Charlotte Robinson had her ceramic "pour" range of pots and jugs selected for manufacture.

New Designers 2014

Design Council Future Pioneer Award for 2014: Won by Ruby Davies for her Sentimental Objects service design project.

View more success stories from Product & Furniture Design BA(Hons) students.

Design Museum's 2012 Designers in Residence award

Kingston graduate Oscar Medley-Whitfield was chosen for the 'Designers in Residence' at the Design Museum London. The exhibition showcases the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers. Oscar was also previously selected to exhibit his graduation project at Aram Gallery's 'Casts and Moulds' exhibition along side the likes of Max Lamb, Peter Marigold and Barber Osgerby.

D&AD award winners

Giho Yang, studying Product and Furniture Design BA(Hons), and Prianka Sisodiya won the prestigious D&AD furniture design award for their '8 degree 16 degree desk'. Designed in response to a brief set by the company Kronospan, the students were asked to design a desk or work surface that will enhance the learning experience for a young student. The design features a trapezium design that allows the working student to switch between the two degrees, depending on the work they're doing.

8 degree 16 degree desk

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