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2017 Highlights

Take a sneak peak at some of the University work on show. Make sure to follow #comingtond on Instagram for insights into the graduates preparation for the show and a behind the scenes look into the processes behind their work.

Fern Toynton, Kingston University

A project looking at inflation as a means of creating a joint or building system. Designed through material exploration Fern’s project explores the inherent strengths and qualities of differing “inflated” materials. The playfulness of the process is reflected in the final product.

Jennifer Shinton, Birmingham City University

A mixed media maquette from exhibitor Jennifer Shinton entitled ‘The Rep Gala Dinner and Late Night Performance’. Jennifer’s work was displayed by Birmingham City University Design for Theatre, Performance and Events course at New Designers 2017, week 2.

Adrienn Pesti, The Glasgow School of Art

Adrienn used blue silk clay to create this textured necklace, displayed by The Glasgow School of Art at New Designers 2017, week 1.

Sally Cheung, Central Saint Martins

In her project entitled ‘Trip to Lisbon’ Sally Cheung combines traditional methods of screen-print with contemporary laser cut processes, enabling her to achieve playful patterning dynamics between the two elements through surface manipulation and construction.

Talia Laikin, University of Brighton

Talia’s outcomes seek to facilitate a more open-minded approach to meditation for those who struggle with their mental health. By providing alternative tools for meditation she challenges the preconception of the sitting meditator, establishing instead a supportive environment to help people feel the benefits of this practice.

Yi Hong, Sheffield Hallam University

‘Affordance’ by Yi Hong from Sheffield Hallam University is an exploration of the relationship between object and user; habitual gestures create pattern and evidence on everyday objects, familiarity provides comfort. Each of the five vessels have their own unique finger indents, creating an individual experience for the user through exploration and play; what feels comfortable to one user may be uncomfortable for another.

Tor Ewen, Edinburgh College of Art

Tor Ewen’s project explores themes of resourcefulness inspired by the Indian value of reusing and re-adapting materials and objects. Redundant industrial materials, such as foam and rope have been utilised for the design whilst interior materials use tactile qualities to build an interaction with the user.

Nick Raven, University of Derby

With the creative bounds of visual communications extending more than ever, New Designers 2017 saw Nick Raven’s work, embodying the innovation and future of graphic design whilst combining traditional printmaking, drawing and craft skills with modern print finishing.

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