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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Philippa Aldrich, founder of The Future Perfect Company, began the Designing for the Future project in 2010 to encourage student designers to consider the challenges presented by our ageing population. Formerly a partner in a City law firm, Philippa also uses her legal and business background to support designers once they have left education and