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Archived News and Events - 2006

London Met Students scoop top prizes in design competition

Two students from London Metropolitan University scooped the overall and runners-up prizes in the Formica 2006 Student Design Competition. Students Lilyana Piskunova and Tanja Schlierkamp were awarded cash prizes for their winning designs. The competition gave students an opportunity to work to a real-life brief and this year Formica Limited teamed up with the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey to challenge Furniture and 3D design students from across the UK to design '21st century' furniture for the retail and café space of this striking Museum.
Students were asked to produce innovative and interesting design concepts using materials from the Formica Limited product range and to present their ideas on concept boards. Designing for a specific space gave the students a taste of working to a brief and meant that they had to show an appreciation of the Museum, its retail requirements, aesthetic style and philosophy, and an understanding of the products that Formica Limited offer and their applications... read more

World-famous Print Maker receives Honorary Degree

Professor Tetsuya Noda, one of the world's most eminent print makers and a leading figure in Japanese contemporary design, has been awarded an honorary London Metropolitan University Doctor of Letters. He said the award was not only for himself, but for future collaboration in the arts between the UK and Japan.
Professor Noda's work has been shown all over the world and is currently on display at more than twenty galleries around the world including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the British Museum.

Professor Noda continues to teach and inspire students at the Tokyo
National University of Fine Arts and Music, and works collaboratively
with Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design. David Skingle, Academic Leader for International Students at the department, said: 'Japanese art and design, both historical and contemporary, exerts a great and subtle influence in the west, so I am pleased that the Cass has many such links with Japan.'

Visiting Research Fellow

We welcome Mah Rana as an honorary Visiting Research Fellow for
Silversmithing & Jewellery. She will be working within our research
community until approximately June 2008.

Mah joins us as a leading international jeweller with many relevant
research strands which support and develop current departmental research in this area. At present, Mah is working on two major research projects, one with MIMA and another under development with the University of Surrey on modes of communication.

Alongside disseminating and presenting research to the Department, Mah will be working onsite using our extensive S&J resources to develop a new body of gold jewellery. Examples of her exquisite artefacts & photographic projects can be seen on her website www.mahrana.com.

Alumni Awards at The Origin Exhibition, Somerset House, October 2006

- Runner up in the Wesley-Barrell Award from over 100 applicants: David Gates for Furniture - Level 3 co-ordinator BA Furniture.
- Winner of Award for best stand week 1: Louise Loder - Alumni MA and BA S&J.
- Runner up of Award for best stand week 2: Jackie Cullen - Artist in Residence S&J.
- Winner of Award for Interior Product - Evening Standard Homes and Property Award: Chien-Wei Chang - Alumni MS S&J.

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