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DFF alumnus showcases his final year work

William Green entered his clock reminder project into our "Designing for the Future" Competition last year. Now about to graduate, he will be exhibiting his "Frugal" furniture and "Longevity Stools" at this year's Graduate Show at the University of Brighton. The idea behind the "Frugal Bench" (pictured) is to maximize the productivity of the material and address


IHus – an instant granny annex

Need extra space for a carer, a granny annex or simply just a downstairs bathroom or wetroom but can’t face the upheaval of re-configuring your home or building an extension? At Naidex South this year, I came upon a solution – the pre-fabricated iHUS. By chance, Grand Designs on Channel 4 last night was all about pre-fabs. Kevin McCloud

Brighton student focusses on dementia with reminiscence hub

  We have just announced the winners of our second ”Designing for the Future” competition held in conjunction with the University of Brighton.  The students tackled many issues likely to affect us as we get older including dementia. Chloe Meineck designed The Hub, a multi sensory device which stores electronically the soundtrack of a person's life


DFF at the Mobility Roadshow

We were thrilled to be invited to showcase our “Designing for the Future” University of Brighton student competition at this year’s Mobility Roadshow. The Design Zone, run in association with the Royal College of Art/Helen Hamlyn Centre, featured examples of innovative and new designs in independent living. Curators Denise Stephens of Enabled by Design and Hayley


Unique intergenerational home sharing project

With much in the news about the isolation of the elderly, Dean Raine of Homeshare Eden describes a unique and fascinating intergenerational project getting underway in Cumbria Homeshare is a new scheme for Eden, Cumbria. It is operated by Age UK Carlisle and Eden, receiving funding from The Housing Action Charity (HACT). The scheme