brink :: falmouth university graduate show

Katie | June 27, 2013

Falmouth Graduate Show

It’s graduate show season, so I’ve been hard at work visiting as many graduate shows as my little legs will carry me to, hunting down the very best graduate work for my curated section of new graduate design show, BRINK, which confessions of a design geek is collaborating with Tent London on.

As regular readers will know, I’m a Cornish lass and I really believe in the creative industry’s power to bring about positive change in Cornwall, so a tour of the UK’s graduate shows would not have been complete without a trip to Falmouth. Above are just some of fabulous designs I spotted at Falmouth University’s graduate show; from top to bottom, left to right…

  • Why We Make by Lizzie Simpson included a ceramic pot for every student on her course embossed with the reasons that each of them is driven to make. This is the only time they will be seen together – each pot will be given to its respective student after the show “carefully packaged in shredded dissertations.” A really interesting and generous project.
  • The next shot is just a leafy little corner of Falmouth’s Wood Lane campus that caught my eye!
  • Isatu Hyde‘s No Excuse Food is a kit that overcomes all the reasons people are put off foraging.
  • Camilla Wilkins is encouraging youngsters to engage with marine litter issues with her Out At Sea, Out of Mind activity pack
  • I loved Chris Thorpe’s pendant lamps – made from waste materials from the Cornish mining and boat building industries – the bottom stripe is uber-thin granite!
  • Henry Bennett-Brown’s Falmouth Throne and Angle Poise Lamp are an industrial take on the seaside.
  • Another interesting project inspired by the coast and some gorgeous colours from Elizabeth Ferry.
  • I absolutely loved Sam Jenning‘s Folded Concrete Stools, which reverse the typical materials of a stool, using fabric for the legs and wood for the seat. The ‘fabric’ is a rather ingenious material called Concrete Canvas.
  • Aaron Barley‘s Inclusive Tableware is equally suitable for those with visual impairments and those without.
  • Spoon With A View by William Schofield just made me smile.
  • And finally, I loved Andy Gabb’s Penguin design for The Long Goodbye, turning the whole cover into part of a detective’s investigation in keeping with the story.

BRINK will be showcasing the best design graduates of 2013 at East London’s Truman Brewery 19th – 22nd September 2013. If you or your university is interested in taking part, please email [email protected]. I’ll be posting weekly updates as the show develops, so watch this space!

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Founding Editor – Katie Treggiden

Having established confessions of a design geek in 2010, Katie Treggiden has gone on to a career in design journalism, writing for titles such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Elle Decoration, Stylist, Design Milk and Ideal Home. In 2014, she launched Fiera, an independent magazine dedicated to discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. Her second book, Makers of East London, was published in 2015.

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