UWE wins best stand at New Designers
Students from the University of the West of England are celebrating winning the prize for the best stand at New Designers in London.
It is the first time that a group of students from UWE has won ‘best stand' at this prestigious exhibition. The stand resulted from a collaboration between students and staff in the Faculty of Creative Arts and the School of Architecture.
Andrew Savage from the Faculty of Creative Arts co-ordinated the stand with students, he said, "We are delighted. It took great team work and hard graft from staff and students alike to realise this result. It has set a benchmark for future students and is extremely gratifying as the course champions materials, process and context and we are keen to push experiential design.
Eight students had work featured on the stand that was designed around their work. They include Michelle Townsend, Katherine Morgan, Kirsty Gawthorne
Krystina Brignal, Pamela Graham, Verna Ventham, Rachel Marsh and Katie Vaughan.
Special features included a wall created by over a mile of pink fluorescent Velcro, a corridor that looks like a giant brush and a window made out of 26 layers of laser cut Perspex.
The judges were impressed by ‘a highly creative, well thought-out display, presented as an outstanding visitor experience. It had an optimistic feeling of space and light and confident, friendly graduates welcomed their visitors through the unique installation.'