What is Luxury?

What is Luxury?
Victoria & Albert Museum
25 April – 27 September 2015

Work from 2012 ID graduate Gang Jian Cui will feature in the upcoming exhibition What is Luxury? at the V&A. The exhibition “interrogates general ideas about luxury, its production and future. The relationship of luxury to change, context and conventions is scrutinised through historic objects and contemporary art and design.”


Posting Post


Product Design undergraduate Tim Spears is currently interning as an online design editor at designboom in Milan. Reading (and contributing to) digital design journals/forums is fast becoming a daily activity for most creative professionals, but what happens behind the scenes?

Tim kindly paused to write us a ‘day in the life’:

For the Love of Making

Coventry University x Sitting Firm


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Students in their first year of Interior Design were taken on a guided tour of local craft-makers Sitting Firm this month. ID have a mutually-beneficial ongoing relationship with the company – working together on student placements and projects as well as exhibitions and designs for their own furniture collection.



Recent Coventry graduate Timur Bozca has been crowned Young Designer of the Year in the 2015 ShowBoats Design Awards for his project Cauta (beating 33 other entries).

In the judges’ opinion, his design was “unique in its Dynarig sail plan, which, in combination with what was considered to be a very proficient, forward-looking exterior design, created an accomplished yacht of striking appearance.”

Congratulations Timur!

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Inaugural Win

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David Rowles, one of our third year students, scooped the top prize in the inaugural Superyacht UK Design Competition at the CWM FX London Boat Show.

Sharing his views of the competition, David said: “It has been an amazing experience as I am totally enthused by boats. The competition has presented a lot of opportunities and there is so much to be achieved from being involved. It will also help to get us recognised. The invitation was a nice surprise, and I entered without hesitating.”

– Extract from Superyacht UK. Read more here >

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