THE BEST GRADUATE WORK OF 2014
Blueprint magazine decided to source and showcase “the very best in student work from around the UK”. To help survey, nominate and comment on degree projects ranging from architecture and communication design to product design and material futures, Blueprint has brought together a spectrum of esteemed practitioners, designers and critics. This group of experts then made their selections; among them was the work of Ravensbourne’s Architecture student, Robert McCombie as one to watch for the future.
The magazine writes about Robert’s work “His McCombie's Hack]_tory, explores and exploits the relationships the public has with electrical products (e-products) that are near or at the end of their useful life. The proposal looks at a new and innovative way of utilising the local community's e-waste, turning the out of date into an asset and benefit for the civic economy”. More information for his entry can be found at http://www.designcurial.com/news/class-of-2014-4369498/8
Ravensbourne talent has also been noticed by a Chinese Newspaper during the Chinese event at Asia House. The newspaper is the Shenzhen Culture News, an influential Chinese publication focusing on cultural news.
During the London Design Week ,Shenzen Design institute took over Asia House , to showcase their design work. Present at the event were the Head of the Design business Association other dignitaries including the Chinese Minister for Culture. Our Academic Development Manager for IDEAS (Interior Design Environment Architectures) invited to sign, the opening banner. It is worth mentioning that, instrumental to organising this event was, Baizhou Cai, an MA student at Ravensbourne.
Deborah Lloyd, Chief Creative Officer of Kate Spade New York, shares her experience for launching a career in Fashion in the latest Cosmopolitan issue, with most important factor being “doing what you love”. Deborah studied fashion at Ravensbourne.
At the same magazine, Gemma Metheringham, Chief Creative Officer at Karen Millen discusses the future of fashion, highlighting talents including Ravensbourne Fashion Design Alumna Emma De Vrie.
DesignCurial.com covering the theme of post-modernism resurgent includes our own RIBA Awarded Building in the “ten buildings that made a difference”, calling it “the most elegant version of a complex ornament”.