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Student Design Awards 2010 - The Finalists

By Jimmy Loughran in News on Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 20:30

The results for the 2010 Student Design Awards have been collected, and we're ready to start revealing the lucky finalists, runner-ups and of course the winner! This year round we were inundated with entries from talented students around Ireland, who each had a unique take on our brief - Smart Sustainability.

You've already met our fabulous judges... so here are the finalists:

Lu Pan, Finalist:

Wood and Plexiglas side table

I've loved swings since I  was a child. I took the concept and put my happy memories into my furniture

  • College: Senior College Dún Laoghaire
  • Course: Interior Design
  • Why the judges love it: The inspiration for the shape, taken from a child’s swing in motion
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Peter Joyce, Finalist:

Rock ‘n’ Roll salt and pepper shakers

Images of records, cymbals and the rocking and rolling of a lightbulb on a table were the basis of the concept

  • College:  Limerick School of Art & Design
  • Course: Product Design
  • Why the judges love it: This literally shakes, rattles and rolls! One for the kitsch gifts market, as well for commercial use in restaurants and diners.
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Orla Reynolds, Finalist:

Lapstop, storage for laptops

The lapstop can be tailor made to suit anyone and compliment any upholstery

  • College: Dublin Institute of Technology, Mountjoy Square
  • Course: Interior Design & Furniture
  • Why the judges love it: “There’s a real market out there for this type of product, especially among those working from home” says Joanne Hynes.
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Thomas Leggett, Finalist:

Wooden baby’s cot using salvaged timber

I was inspired by the popular image of the stork delivering a newborn wrapped in cloth

  • College: Dublin Institute of Technology, Mountjoy Square
  • Course: Interior Design & Furniture
  • Why the judges love it: Its witty, stork-inspired form – this could become a ‘yummy-mummy’ must-have!
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So they're our finalists, we hope you'll join us in congratulating them for their fantastic pieces.

We'll be posting the runners up and overall winner soon, so stay tuned!