Continuing their involvement with the young designers of the future; Douglas and Bec have joined AUT University to mentor and set a design challenge for their Industrial Design and Innovation students. This year their brief was to “conceptualise a small furniture or lighting piece that allows the material used to be at the forefront. Students chose from timber, glass and metals but had to combine at least two materials in the final product. This investigation challenged the students to explore different methodologies of production while exploring the properties and temperament of the materials”.
You can view the impressive results of the challenge here – but in this post we are celebrating the winners!
Above are the Salt and Pepper Mills by Kelly-Anne Keach who was not only selected as one of the three top designers but also took out the People Choice Award.
Praveer Srivastava created a clever AND beautiful “Micropod” – a hydroponic planter for your daily greens and designer; Mackenzie Living produced “Tim” ….I think my personal favourite!
The “Material Matters” exhibition runs from November 5 – 17 at AUT’s Art and Design Building on St Paul Street.Imagery courtesy of Douglas and Bec