Product design students at London’s Royal College of Art are being trained to transform their innovative design proposals into commercially viable solutions. The Design Products Collection, launched at the London Design Festival in September, is a new initiative by the RCA’s Design Products department to help students create products intended for serial production.
The inaugural edition – to be exhibited next at the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair – includes 14 products by 13 designers. The most familiar will be El Ultimo Grito, the design team of Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado who have contributed a table made of cardboard soaked in resin. Feo studied furniture design at the RCA and is a tutor in the Design Products department. The other designers from the UK, the Netherlands, France, South Korea, Finland, Norway and Israel have all graduated from the Design Products masters course since 2005.
With a strong emphasis on furniture, the Collection also includes lighting, a clock, a radio, ceramics, jewellery and accessories to create a 3-d computer game avatar. Visit the Design Products Collection for more details about the design.
Read about the highlights of this year’s festival in our report London Design Festival 2010.
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