As part of my new role with the Michael Aldrich Foundation, last weekend was spent at the Saturday Fashion Club at the University of Brighton turning plastic waste into beautiful fashion accessories. The Saturday Fashion Club has been running for 12 years and is part of the National Saturday Club founded by designers John and Frances
I was delighted to be invited back to the University of Brighton this week to take part in the launch of a new project, Enabled, to 3D Design & Craft students. This project, which being run by Course Leader, Jem Ryan: "aims to address the disability divide through thoughtful research, listening, design and making". I
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,
I was delighted last night to be invited to a Private View of Jack Durling's latest work at the Dynamite Gallery in Brighton. Jack is one of our Designing for the Future alumni and I have been following his work for a number of years. This was his first exhibition in a commercial gallery where
This week we launched Designing for the Future 2017/18 at Collyers Sixth Form College in Horsham. It is always exciting to meet the next generation of designers and hear their initial ideas for designs for ageing and this year was no different. We are looking forward to working with these A level students and watching
Joyce Chang is a BA 3D Design & Craft student at the University of Brighton. Her project, Dot to Dot, took third place at this year's Designing for the Future awards. Dot to Dot is a series of products which use tactile bumps to navigate the home.
Madeleine Sellers who is studying for a BA in Textiles at the University of Brighton took the second place award in Designing for the Future 2017 with Plenty Pocket which is a light weight waistcoat with a number of zips to attach several pockets containing a variety of comforting and familiar objects.
Hannah Park who is studying for a BA in Graphic Design at the University of Brighton won Designing for the Future 2017 with her app, Help in Hand. Help in Hand aims to enable people living with dementia to stay independent for longer by following a daily routine prompted by use of the app. A
Dot To Dot by BA 3D Design & Craft student, Joyce Chang, is a series of products which use tactile bumps to navigate the home. Joyce who took third place in this year's Designing for the Future explains: Since I don't have any experience being around people with dementia, I talked to my mom about
A project inspired by fiddle muff comforters was awarded second place in this year's Designing for the Future at the University of Brighton. Madeleine Sellers who is studying for a BA in Textiles designed the Plenty Pocket which is a light weight waistcoat with a number of zips to attach several pockets containing a variety