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Artist Jack Durling at Handmade in Kew

I had the pleasure of visiting Handmade at Kew this week, an exciting event in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens which features work from over 150 international and UK-based contemporary artists showcasing gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and furniture. The talent this year is extraordinary. Exhibitors include DFF alumnus, Jack Durling who is showing a

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Student tackles loneliness

I was delighted to be invited to the University of Brighton Graduate Show this week, a fantastic showcase of student creativity and talent which annually turns the Grand Parade campus into the biggest gallery on the South Coast. One of the reasons for my visit was to see the work of Design & Craft student,

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DFF alumnus explores sustainable design of everyday products

DFF alumnus Tom Meades has just graduated from the University of Brighton. Here he talks about his exciting final year project which explores sustainable alternatives to everyday product design. Over the past year I have been developing a range of Bluetooth Speakers, with the aim to find sustainable materials and processes that could be adopted by

SEEFA Symposium at House of Lords

Yesterday I was invited to take part in SEEFA's Symposium which was held at the House of Lords at the invitation of Lord Firkin. SEEFA has provided judges for Designing for the Future for the past two years. SEEFA  aims to bring people together to influence later life strategies, policies and services to make life

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Active Minds runs workshop for DFF

We were delighted to welcome back Active Minds' Head of Design, Alice Osborne, who this week ran a workshop for our Designing for the Future students at the University of Brighton. Since 2010 Active Minds have been researching, designing and developing activities to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our mission

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