About this day
Our engaging and interactive Product Design inspiration day will take your students to the cutting edge in Design. Five renowned speakers from a diverse range of studios will give your students the inside story.
Programme & speakers
Resourcefulness and design Pascal Anson, Kingston University
In this exciting two-part session, Pascal Anson will explore and demonstrate the creativity and resourcefulness a designer needs when approaching any design situation. Students will then be involved in a collective creative activity which will give them the opportunity to consider and apply some of these ideas.
About Pascal Anson
Award-winning designer and artist Pascal Anson is Senior Lecturer at Kingston University and a visiting lecturer at the RCA, from where he graduated with an MA in Design Products. He runs his own design consultancy and holds workshops in the UK and abroad. His book ‘Ordinary Made Extraordinary’ has recently been re-published and he is currently appearing as an expert mentor on BBC’s The Big Painting Challenge.
The science in design Suzanne Trocme, Designer, curator and author
Award-winning furniture designer Suzanne Trocmé will talk about the key ingredients which make for good design, focusing on colour theory, the Golden Rule and the practical issues which, together, result in successful design.
About Suzanne Trocme
Suzanne Trocmé FRSA spent many years between New York and Paris before returning to London, and has written for diverse publications, as Architecture and Design Editor for Wallpaper magazine, for the New York Times magazine, the Saturday Telegraph and Architectural Digest. An award-winning furniture designer too, her designs of furniture can be seen in art galleries, restaurants and airports across America as well as in private homes. Trocmé is the recipient of a Good Design Award in America as well as winning the Gold Award at NeoCon in Chicago for her inaugural furniture collection in 2006. Curator of the London Design Festival pan-London for a three year period, Trocmé has commissioned designs and curated for the V&A museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral as well as London’s Design Museum, most recently in 2012 “Digital Crystal” at the Design Museum.