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12 June 2012 | PR 12/100

Art and design shows promise to impress

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The redesigned sewing machine can be viewed at the Design School Degree Show.

An unmissable display of work by Loughborough University’s final year artists and designers opens to the public this weekend.

The Loughborough Design School degree show, featuring innovative products and prototypes created by more than 100 students opens on Friday June 15.  Highlights to look out for include the Urb, a modern and stylish beehive; a new twist on the hair dryer; and an intuitive redesign of the sewing machine.

Professor Tracy Bhamra, Dean of the Design school said: “This is a truly fantastic event, celebrating the work of all our BA Industrial Design and Technology and BSc Product Design and Technology students.  It offers a real glimpse into the products of the future.”

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An example of the work on display at the School of the Arts Finals Exhibition

On Saturday June 16 the School of the Arts Finals Exhibition will open.  This will showcase a whole host of artistic genres, including furniture, painting, film, graphic design, animation and textiles, with many of the exhibits available to buy.

Speaking about the exhibition, Head of the School Andrew Selby said: “The talent and variety on display this year is truly astounding.  I would encourage everyone to come along and take a look.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the shows. Admission is free and no advance booking is required.  Details of where the shows are being held and opening times are below:

Design School Degree Show

Friday 15 June to Tuesday 19 June, 10am-4pm
Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University.
www.ldsdegreeshow.co.uk

School of the Arts Finals Exhibition

Saturday 16 June to Thursday 21 June 10am-5pm
School of the Arts, Loughborough University
www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sota/degree-shows.html

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Judy Wing
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Loughborough University
T: 01509 228697
E: J.L.Wing@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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