Posted 5th Oct 2018

TDG unveils new furniture student competition

5th October 2018 - 08:00am
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Exeter-based bespoke kitchen designer Touch Design Group – TDG – has launched a new student competition for furniture, product and 3D design degree courses, to give “the future generation of designers the opportunity to get their own piece of furniture made and distributed”.

The competition is part of the company’s planned development to launch Touch Product – a range of designer furniture and interior fittings – in 2020, to mark TDG’s 20th anniversary and to complement its existing Touch Kitchen and Touch House collections.

Students are being asked to design a domestic shelving or storage system, with the winning design set to be manufactured, promoted and sold by TDG. The winner – who will receive a £500 cash prize, a share of the net profit from sales, as well as the option of a one-month internship – will be announced next year, with judging to take place in April 2019 and entries closing on the 16th January.

“We are looking for innovative new designers, using creative new solutions for familiar pieces of furniture,” said TDG director David Crosby. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for a student to realise their designs.

“We’ll support them using our industry knowledge and expertise and they’ll see a fully functioning piece of furniture produced to their design. This is the first design competition we have launched and I’m already looking forward to seeing the students’ submissions.”

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