University of Brighton
‘Innovative, beautiful, promising, future thinking, sustainable.’
The prize include £1,000 for the winner to develop projects and business ideas plus a bespoke award created by an ND alumni and ongoing mentoring support from industry experts and the judges.
Filtered Light is a series of textile that collect microplastics. The material is polyethylene, which, once in contact with airflow, becomes static and then attracts microplastics. The textiles feature bright warm tones, and are large scale pieces which play with transparency, light and altering colour.
The judges are looking for outstanding innovative use of colour in design that is more than simply aesthetic and has a demonstrably positive effect on the user and the environment. This covers all creative disciplines from textiles and product design to illustration and animation.