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Second Year Textile Design student work on Live Project with Dulux

Four second year Textile Design students have won the Dulux ‘Colour in Design Award’, as well as a £150 cash prize and the chance to attend a colour workshop at their UK head office.

Dulux Live project
Winners of the Dulux project with judge Marianne Shillingford

The industry brief titled ‘Colour in a post-COVID world’, challenged students to design with the future in mind, one defined by a world where a global pandemic and climate change will alter the way we live forever. It needed to focus on the wellbeing of the user with sustainability at the heart.

Working with Creative Director of DULUX, Marianne Shillingford, students worked in groups to complete the brief using DULUX colour of the year Bright Skies, developing exciting environments for children’s bedrooms incorporating interactive fabrics, playful wallpapers, and illustrated stickers.

We caught up with, Kate Elliot about how they found the experience;

‘I loved being part of this team, imagining a space for kids that is all about fun and playfulness. It was a fantastic chance to experiment with colours and materials, working with a creative company like DULUX. It’s given me the confidence to apply for an industry placement next year’

Massive congratulations to Kate Elliott, Miza Nizam, Niamh Wright and Lucy Parkes.