10 of Brunel University’s highly rated Product and Industrial Design course students showcased their work at The ARC Show, on the 12th and 13th January 2011, in London at the Business Design Centre.
The students were finalists in an LED Architectural Lighting Challenge sponsored by Remote Controlled Lighting Ltd (RCL). The brief challenged students to create an innovative architectural solution using a 3 watt LED light. The winner was announced at the Show by a team of leading lighting innovators including Joe Ruston (RCL), Florence Lam (Arup) and Mike Jankowski (IKON Design). The judges were very impressed by the high quality of the work and high calibre of the student finalists. Joe Rushton from RCL said “it is wonderful to see the creative energy that is produced from Brunel, the reason we sponsor this competition is to help shape the next generation of talent to design beautiful products that are sensitive to the constraints and challenges of business”.
The winning design by Kat Harris, a BA Industrial Design and Technology student, uses a unique mechanism to change ambient light to a spot light using an iris diaphragm. Kat’s design aimed at hospitality environments is elegant, discreet and highly functional. Kat said ‘Being part of this competition has been amazing, I’ve learnt so much and created a product that was inspired by the iris diaphragm that is used in products such as my toilet extractor fan!’.
RCL is a world-leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost remote controlled spotlights. It delivered its first lights in August 2002 and has since shipped more than 37,000 units. Past projects include Christie’s in London, The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, The Dubai Mall in UAE, The Musée Du Quai in Paris and The Sonoma Museum of Art in California.
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