Graduates from Product Design and Furniture & Product Design courses receive industry recognition

Product Design graduates alongside Furniture and Product Design graduates receive awards for outstanding design and research

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Graduates from Product Design and Furniture & Product Design courses receive industry recognition

Students from the BSc (Hons) & BA (Hons) Product Design and BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design courses gathered at the NTU Students Union to receive awards for outstanding design and research before their graduation ceremony this year.

Two graduates from the Bsc (Hons) Product Design course received awards from Sapa UK who specialise in aluminium extrusion design. Nikian Aghababie was named Best Design Student by Sapa for his Snap-Fit Aluminium Extruded Radiator design which allows easy assemble and improved thermal dispersion. Owen Griffiths was awarded Best Design Project by Sapa for his redesign of the Ultralight scuba diving camera arm.

Four graduates from the BA (Hons) Product Design course were also commended by industry partners. Joe Baxter and Joseph Parker were both awarded design prizes by Springvale Furniture. For his final year project Joe designed a light to help reduce the effects of SAD through the simulation of fluttering light in natural vistas. Meanwhile, Joseph designed a high-end compact chair for his final year project inspired by Danish furniture.

Fellow graduate Megan Davies was awarded the Best Design award by W’Innovate for a problem solving game which aims to boost creativity amongst children. Product Design graduate Hannah Manley was awarded one of the first NTU TILT Research in Undergraduate Studies Awards. Hannah’s final year project focused on stem cell research, in which she designed a kit to support stem cell donation.

Two graduates from the BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design course were also commended, both gaining awards from QFC Furniture Ltd. Daniel Hook receiving Best Project, for his modular furniture that experimented with mild steel and expanding foam. Jack Butterworth receiving Best Student, for his contemporary lighting design and his sideboard cabinet inspired by the American Prohibition era.

Rebecca Gamble, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design commented that “Jack and Daniel were two outstanding students in a really strong group of students. Both their final year projects were unique and thought-provoking in their research.”

James Dale, principal lecturer in BA (Hons) Product Design also said: “All the award-winning students have shown over the past year a real enthusiasm for design and the ability to see how design has an impact on society.”

Interested in studying BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design or our BA Product Design course or our BSc Product Design Course? Book an Open Day to meet our students and staff, and find out more about life in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

Graduates from Product Design and Furniture & Product Design courses receive industry recognition

Published on 12 September 2017
  • Subject area: Architecture and civil engineering
  • Category: Culture; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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