Published: 29 November 2011 at 13:38
Anglia Ruskin exhibition will put county’s creative successes in the spotlight
Anglia Ruskin University is celebrating the diverse range of products designed in Cambridgeshire, culminating in a unique Design Icons exhibition in February.
The Design Council’s Design Fund for Growth initiative has chosen Creative Front Cambridgeshire, based within Anglia Ruskin, to lead Design Icons, which will feed into a national series of design events taking place across the country over the next six months.
Chris Owen, Head of the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin, said:
The interactive Design Icons exhibition, to be staged at the Ruskin Gallery on Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus, will showcase 20 of the most important products designed in Cambridgeshire over the last 40 years.
A panel of design and industry experts will select 19 of the products to feature in the exhibition, with the 20th being chosen by the public.
Chris Owen, who is on the panel of judges, is delighted to be hosting this celebration of technological and visual innovation in the digital Ruskin Gallery. He said:
Voting for the “People’s Choice” award opens on 1 December and runs throughout the month. To get involved, visit www.camdesignicons.co.uk and either “like” your favourite product or email the name of the product to email@example.com
In addition to the exhibition in February, Design Icons will also feature a series of networking events and a masterclass, focusing on skills and development within the design community.
Creative Front Co-ordinator Clare Denham said: