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Enayball – helping wheelchair users get creative

This week I had the pleasure of meeting up again with Designing for the Future alumni, Eli Heath and Pete Barr now Designers in Residence at the University of Brighton where they are developing their idea for a tool to help wheelchair users express themselves creatively. Enayball is a painting device which transforms wheelchairs into

DFF alumna opens gallery shop in Worthing

It's always exciting to see how the careers of our Designing for the Future students evolve. Last week I was delighted to be invited to attend the opening of Hanna Mawbey's new shop in Worthing, West Sussex. Heavy Gretel is a new gallery shop selling Craft, Design and Art by independent makers, several of whom are

Music Memory Box on Kickstarter

We are so excited to see Music Memory Box finally on Kickstarter! Music Memory Box originated in our Designing for the Future project at the University of Brighton in which designer Chloe Meineck took part back in 2011. Eight years and lots of research, prototyping, dedication and energy later, the Music Memory Box is now

Recycling plastic with National Saturday Club

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

Jack Durling at New Designers One Year In

We were delighted to hear that Designing for the Future alumnus, artist Jack Durling, was chosen to exhibit at the prestigious New Designers One Year In. One Year In is a curated showcase of work by the most promising and intriguing designers, Cloaked Cetacea studios and entrepreneurs who have recently launched their own

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

Madeleine Sellers – runner up Designing for the Future 2017

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.