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LSBU students win place at Design Factory Symposium

"Making the Every Day Extraordinary" - four LSBU product design students win chance to work with industry professionals at this year's Design Museum event
29 October 2013

Design Factory is a national competition run annually by the Design Museum, London in which students work to an exploratory and experimental design brief inspired by the Museum's exhibition programme.

This year's brief - "Making the Every Day Extraordinary" - was set by Samuel Wilkinson and product design company Hulger who won Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011 with their stunning redesign of the low energy light bulb the Plumen 001. Students from 2D and 3D design courses around the UK enter the competition and 40 winners participate in a one day Student Symposium where they work with professional designers on innovative projects.

This year four second year BSc (Hons) Product Design students - Tyrone Henry, Simone Crimella, Freddy Paul and Leon Single - won places on the Symposium which was held at the Museum on 14 May. The winning students worked with Attua Aparicio and Oscar Wanless from Silo Design to develop "hand-made high tech" products using NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene).

This is the third year that LSBU Product Design students have entered the competition and won places on the inspirational and enjoyable Design Factory Symposium where they meet, collaborate and network with students from other design disciplines and universities as well as professional designers. Being competition winners also helps the students' employability prospects because it is an impressive addition to their CVs and a great talking point at interview!