We always like to visit the annual University of Brighton Graduate show to see the next generation of budding designer makers. It is also a great chance to see emerging trends in design and materials, especially as the students are encouraged to push the boundaries of materials to the full.
Above left is a project by Joyce Chang - Bookends + Storage, which integrates bookends with small ceramic storage containers. And on the right a letterpress font set by Rose Walker.
We definitely saw a strong brutalist trend among designs this year. It could be something to do with the urban setting of the central Brighton campus, or perhaps part of a larger shift in design. We loved seeing Jack Griffins' architecturally inspired accessories and jewellery, made from the ever-versatile Jesmonite. And Charlotte Gilks' decidedly brutal furniture and accessories really caught our eye.
The show finished last weekend, but a fresh wave of new designers will present their work again next year. In the meantime, see more from 3D Design and Craft over on their instagram: www.instagram.com/3d.design.craft
Banner Image: Concrete Ceramics by Charlotte Gilks