CDW 2015


Staff accompanied 72 Product and Interior Design students to Clerkenwell Design Week on Wednesday 20th May.

“Celebrating it’s 6th year in May (19-21) the award-winning CDW has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and annually attracts the international design community to this small area of London for three days of exciting events. In 2014, the design community flocked to Clerkenwell with 32,300 attendees and over 300 exhibiting brands.”

The visit was part of an ongoing programme of events planned to take students out of the studio to look at design and understand its place within the global market. The cohort were left suitably impressed and inspired by Clerkenwell’s mix of showrooms, exhibitions, installations and talks… buzzing with ideas and laden with brochures and catalogues.


Grasping the People Mover Challenge

Second year automotive and transport students undertaking the ‘People Mover’ project accompanied by Elaine Mackie, second year tutor, were given an opportunity to present their initial design proposals to the client, Birmingham Airport’s Michelle Thurgood, Transport Specialist.

‘People Mover’ students in front of Diamond House, Birmingham Airport