The Design Museum’s young talent residency

Date Posted: 08/07/2012

London’s Design Museum has scheduled its annual Designers in Residence programme to run from the 5th September to the 27th January.

Now in its fifth year supporting designers at an early stage in their career, the residency, suitable for special interest groups, demonstrates the museum’s commitment to showcasing and supporting the next generation of design talent.

Selected via an open-call, the finalists were asked to respond to the brief ‘thrift’ and to explore the idea of economy and resourcefulness in an object, an environment or an experience.

This year’s residents will include:

• Freyja Sewel who will investigate the potential of wool fibres produced as a by-product of the British carpet industry.
• Harry Trimble and Oscar Medley-Whitfield wil both take inspiration from Southwark’s historic and once thriving ceramics industry.
• Lawrence Lek (pictured) will investigate the processes of natural growth and industrial fabrication through modular sculptural objects and environments.
• Yuri Suzuki will explore the realms of sound, design and electronics.

For further group travel information contact:

020-7940 8783
http://designmuseum.org

Photo credit: Gabriel Green

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