Yesterday we took a trip from Brighton to Islington to have a wonder around New Designers and give the Brighton University Graduates 2012 some top knotch support.
Check out who we bumped into!
It’s Melissa Remai from Brighton University! We had a lovely little catch up about how the show had gone so far for her. Pictured below is her cork vessel. She explained that because the majority of the vessel is made out of cork – it actually floats. We thought the combination of the cork and red plastic worked really well.
Pictured next to the cork vessel is Melissa’s brilliant “Emergency Cigarette”. The cigarette hangs on a chain – so that a person can wear it as a necklace. It’s “function” as a necklace actually worked really well and looked very stylish when Melissa put it on. Well done Melissa!
Next we chatted to Bryony Penman, another brilliant design graduate from Brighton University. We are a huge fan of her oriental looking ceramic cups and wooden saucers. Picture below are the four colours she offers with Aaron Norman from ContemporaryLab (being a very good hand model)!
And here is Aaron from ContemporayLab – standing next to Lucy MacDonald’s gorgeous wall mounted flower pots!
We also bumped into Edward Fiddes – who we chatted to for a long time about his brilliant sign posts with a difference.
Ed’s sign posts were designed to provide a habitat for birds and insects. The green metal rectangular parts on the posts are bird houses and picture below is Ed’s insect palace! The perfect place for creepy crawleys to live.
Pictured below are more of the Brighton University degree projects. Interesting stuff huh?
After that we went for a little look around the rest of the show and came across some brilliant things! Picture below is an instant postcard machine – the postcard comes out franked so you can instantly write it and then post it! Fantastic!
You have the option to take a photo or choose one from the postcard image bank. Sean and Emma took a photo and below is their instant postcard!
What was so nice to see was an actual “machine type” idea that worked and was not purely a concept. To find out more, contact email@example.com
Then, we saw the “slap it” light – beware – this light pushes the boundaries!
The silicon light turns on and off when you slap or squeeze the buttocks! We had such a chuckle at the idea but were super impressed with the concept.
Joseph Begley, the designer, told us that he likes to push the boundaries when it comes to design. This project focused on actions and materials that are enjoyable to act out and come into contact with i.e. squeezing a silicon bottom!
To see more of Joseph’s things, visit his website at : www.josephbegley.co.uk
What a great trip to New Designers that was!