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
Designer: Emma Leslie
College/University: Building Crafts College
Throne Stool and Pew Stool
Designer: Torsten Sherwood
College/University: London Metropolitan University