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Wood awards 2015: Student designer

WINNER

Endgrain stationery

This stationery accessories collection was inspired by the wooden floor in London’s Barbican theatre. The surface pattern of the floor reflects the nature from which it was derived. The aim was to introduce this mix of nature and man-made beauty and apply it to functional, everyday products. As pine is widely used in carpentry there is often waste that cannot be used for large products. This collection uses the end grain patterns from off-cuts, which are carefully cut and glued together. The judges said this work was fresh, and that it felt like the start of a journey in designing and making.

Designer: Simin Qiu
College/university: Royal College of Art
Timber: Pine


 

SHORTLIST

Slatted Chair

Designer: Emma Leslie

College/University: Building Crafts College

 

Throne Stool and Pew Stool

Designer: Torsten Sherwood

College/University: London Metropolitan University

  • Slatted Chair
    Slatted Chair Credit: Designer: Emma Leslie
  • Throne Stool and Pew Stool
    Throne Stool and Pew Stool Credit: Designer: Torsten Sherwood
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