Design students display work at national show

A group of second and third year Surface Design students from Somerset College have recently displayed their personal work at the annual Surface Design Show 2013.

The students, who displayed their design work under the collective name of iDesign, received a personal invite from the organisers and were respected as designers in their own right throughout the show. The students from Somerset College were initially spotted by the Surface Design Show team at the New Design event in July 2012, where they were displaying pieces of their recent work. The Surface Design team were so impressed with the work on display that they invited the students to attend the show and display their work in their own dedicated exhibition space.

The two day event, which is a trade show for architects and interior designers, was held at the Business Design Centre in London and provided a great opportunity for the students to make connections and contacts with key figures within the industry.

The innovative and experimental designers from Somerset College are all working towards the BA(Hons) in Surface Design and are continually striving to find new ways of combining texture, structure and scale, aiming to bring forward a new edge to the styled environment.  The samples and products exhibited at the Surface Design Show were aimed at interior design and product applications including hard surfaces, perspex, wall papers and metal.

Fourteen students in total attended the show, all of whom displayed their own pieces of work. The Exhibition was initially viewed as part of a private viewing the night before the show was officially opened.

Neil Musson, programme leader for BA(Hons) Surface Design said “For our students to be selected for this national show demonstrates the quality that they are continuing to reach throughout the programme.  The Surface Design Show is an international trade fair and the contacts made will build connections between Somerset College and industry employers. The students made a lot of very healthy contacts and several companies have spoken with me about the possibility of running collaborative projects with the college.”

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