Coventry University Industrial Design Degree Show
30th May – 5th June 2015
Preview the work here: covid2015.tumblr.com
Product Design student Zahari-Petar Radev has recently won second prize in the Rapid.Tech Student Design and Engineering Awards (out of 1800 entries), winning €1000. He entered the competition during his Erasmus Work Placement in Bayreuth, Germany.
Zahari at the Awards (3rd from Left)
He said: “It is a very prestigious competition. Rapid prototyping and 3D printing is the future and to have a prize in this arena shows that I am proactively seeking out solutions for the future. The judges liked my idea because it was innovative. The prize money will come in very useful but the networking I have experienced through the placement and the competition are more valuable than anything.”
Automotive & Transport Design
The show began yesterday with a VIP and Press preview, during which we enjoyed awards success with Product Design graduand Alex Daniels finishing runner up in the Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year Award 2014 (Part 2). This was arguably the highest accolade of the evening awarded to an Industrial Designer (first place going to Graphics). Alex was presented with his trophy, a cheque for £500 and a bottle of Absolut vodka by keynote speaker Sir John Sorrell. Alex’s design for a walking aid caught the judges’ attention by innovatively addressing an un-glamorous design problem. They commented: “Taking on an unglamorous product, Alex has brought a fresh new approach and an elegant solution to the walking aid. He has made it into an inclusive product suitable for both the elderly and injured.”
The Coventry University Degree Show 2014 is now open to the public.
ID kicked off the show last Thursday evening with an industry-only private view. The whole of the Coventry School of Art & Design then opened on Friday for friends and family.
This year ID is not only exhibiting the best graduating work in Automotive, Transport and Product Design, but also a showcase of work from our newest course – Interior Design, which is two years old and will have its first graduates next year.
The exhibition has been extremely well-received so far… come and see what all the fuss is about!
Saturday 31st May – Thursday 5th June
10:00 – 17:00 Daily
ID’s exhibits are all based in the Maurice Foss Building, Cox Street, Coventry City Centre (click for map).
Photos of the show coming soon…
MSc Industrial Design student Selin Koşağan has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Electrolux Design Lab competition with her concept Fabric Assistances. We wish her the best of luck.
“Each year, Electrolux Design Lab inspires design students all over the world, by painting a picture of the future as a starting point for their creative process.”
During an Easter workshop, 30 students from Coventry University and HAN University (whose students travelled to Coventry from The Netherlands) developed concepts for smart life jackets; wearable technology that could save lives.
In a first for both Universities, students of different courses participated in the workshop – Automotive, Transport, Product and Interior Design students worked in groups with Dutch IT Engineers and Communication students.
Coventry University Industrial Design Degree Show: 29th May – 5th June 2014
Content coming soon at : http://cov2014.tumblr.com/