Product Design Technology student Vicky Davis was awarded a major prize at the July 2012 New Designers event.
New Designers hosts design students from across the country and attracts tens of thousands of visitors, and we are delighted that Vicky was awarded the Warburton prize for her innovative cup design produced in response to a project set up by a commercial client.
Vicky's design, 'Cupa (Tea with a Twist)' was judged to be an "idea well thought through from a process perspective of research, testing and manufacturing."
Vicky plans to re-invest her prize money of £1,000 into other projects to get them off the ground, and is looking forward to starting something new during her two-week all expenses paid work placement in the Design Studio.
Congratulations also to Sports Product Design student Toby Rush who won the PUMA Sustainable Design Challenge 2012.
His design of the Superathlete sprint shoe combines traditional methods of sprint biomechanics and emerging manufacturing technologies.
The Superathlete is extremely lightweight, durable and aerodynamic. The incorporation of barefoot technology increases sensory awareness (the body’s position and orientation) to encourage good sprinting form for the reduction of repetitive strain injuries.
Environmentally considered material selection and manufacturing processes provide a positive future for performance footwear design, due to the increasing demand for ecological and sustainable products in the sporting Industry. Find out more...
These 2 awards add to the success of Poppy Mosbacher last month.