Falmouth graduate longlisted for Dezeen Design Awards 2022
23 September 2022
Sustainable Product Design graduate Libby Challoner has been longlisted for the Dezeen Design Awards 2022 for her seaweed biopolymer project, SeaCo.
The Dezeen Design Awards celebrate the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individuals creating the most innovative work.
Living in Falmouth, and Cornwall in general, there’s this sense of pride which brings about an automatic desire to help the beautiful landscape and wildlife continue to thrive around us.
Libby’s project, SeaCo, is a biopolymer using readily available and easily accessible materials. SeaCo addresses the issue of single-use plastics, one of the challenges being faced today.
On being longlisted in the sustainable design category, Libby told us: “It was such a privilege to be longlisted and considered for the Dezeen Design Awards by such an esteemed panel of judges and to be chosen among some other incredible design projects.
“My project drew huge inspiration from Falmouth as a place. Living five minutes away from the beach really encouraged me to look at the massive buildup of ocean pollution, especially caused by the use of single use plastics.
“Living in Falmouth, and Cornwall in general, there’s this sense of pride which brings about an automatic desire to help the beautiful landscape and wildlife continue to thrive around us.”
Falmouth’s Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons) Course Leader, Simon Andrews, said: “We are so proud of Libby. She has done some fantastic work on SeaCo, blending her passion for material science with her skills as a designer.
“Her project addresses the fundamental need to find alternatives to single-use plastics in the context of medical applications, where for reasons of hygiene and safety, products may only be used once.”
This weekend, Libby will be exhibiting her work alongside other sustainability-conscious graduates as part of GREEN GRADS. The exhibition will take place at the Planted design show during the London Design Festival in King’s Cross, London.