Following collaboration between Falmouth, London, Hong Kong and China, Marks & Spencer (M&S) have announced that two BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design students have won the Design for Sustainable Consumption & Lifestyle competition. Jack Lindsey and Robert Dooley, both in their second-year at Falmouth, joined two winning students from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Over recent months student teams from both universities have been working to create sustainable designs that complement the M&S homeware range. Concepts were developed in collaboration with the M&S Research and Development team and a leading recycle polymer partner.
Global retailer M&S commended Jack and Robert's winning designs, highlighting their, "excellent, innovative concepts and strong links to M&S sustainability program 'Plan A' and internal innovation attributes". As reward for their efforts, the students have been invited to M&S's ECO factory where they will work with industry experts to explore how their concepts could be developed further.
Jack commented on the win: "This was a demanding but enjoyable project, as not only was it a live brief, but we also had to use innovative communication methods to work effectively with our international partners."
Senior lecturer for Sustainable Product Design Su Vernon added, "This has been a fantastic opportunity for Falmouth students to link with project partners in Hong Kong using online communication to share design ideas. The winning concepts reflect our engagement with global innovation and productive links with business partners."
Jack's winning concept offered a unique lighting solution that harnessed recycled materials and assisted a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Robert, recently named Young Designer of the Year at the Plastics Industry awards, produced a concept system to help monitor and improve the home environment.
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