Furniture Graduation Show Design Awards

This Year’s Creative Degree show at Sheffield Hallam Institute of Art and Design was full of creative new talent. The Product/ Furniture course featured a broad range of objects that are both future thinking and innovative. The huge body of work by all student was commendable and had much to admire.

There were a few stand out pieces that pushed the boundaries of model making and design.

↓ GIRO ↓

Harry Levell created a virtual reality rocking chair (GIRO) that has a potential to be used in the commercial market; the design inspires movement when using a virtual reality headset. This product clearly investigates a future trend.

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↓ 200FIFTY6 ↓

Ocee Design’s representative at the event, Roger McGrory took interest in Callum Grant’s Chair(200FIFTY6), the Industrial inspired aesthetic and use of raw materials gave the chair an interesting look; its construction allows for a variance in the specification with a possible 256 standard configurations. After speaking with Callum about his project, Roger then awarded him the Contract Furniture Award.

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↓ Fluctuare ↓

Fluctuare by Beatrix Bray was also a standout piece for its attention to detail and craftsmanship. Hand carved Sycamore tiles lay on a solid walnut frame. The grid system opens for individual interpretation, a design which acknowledges and embraces change. “A speculative look at human interaction.”

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This year’s Creative Degree Show confirms that the constant exploration into new fields of design, produces promising and exciting results for the future generation of “users”.

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