Way of the dragon inspires designer
Published at 16:42, Monday, 10 December 2012
ADRAGONS’ Den star is the inspiration behind a design student’s latest project.
Andrew Bell, of Barrow, is among a group of students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) who have been invited to design a bathroom of the future.
The 26-year-old BA (Hons) interior design student is working on the ‘Bath to the Future’ challenge, sponsored by luxury bathroom specialist, James Hargreaves Bathrooms, that has branches across the region.
The undergraduate is hoping business magnate and Dragons’ Den panelist, Hilary Devey, will inspire him to glory in the creative project.
Two students will receive cash prizes, and the winning entry in the practical section is set to be built full size in James Hargreaves Bathrooms’ flagship showroom in Burnley.
Mr Bell said: “I have decided to model my design around Hilary Devey because she is a true inspiration right here in the North West.
“I am trying to capture her strong personality in the general lay-out and design by going for a theme based on movie star glamour and great style.”
Nigel-Bruce Simpkins, course leader of the BA (Hons) in interior design course at UCLan said: “The ‘Bath to the Future project is truly inspirational and we are delighted to be involved. There is nothing better than a ‘live’ project to get the creative juices flowing and the students are buzzing.
“We have visited the James Hargreaves Bathrooms showroom in Burnley and it is very impressive indeed.
“If the standard of entry matches the level of enthusiasm then we could see some great work.
“The prospect of one of the designs eventually going on show to the public is just fantastic.”
James Hargreaves Bathrooms has already allocated a special room for the winning entry and provided every competing student with a list of top suppliers from which they can select all sanitary ware, tiles, brassware and accessories.
Gordon Rothwell, managing director at James Hargreaves Bathrooms, said: “We see this as a chance for education and business to come together and are excited to see just what the interior designers of tomorrow will produce.
“The drive and desire of the students was very clear when they visited our showroom and, who knows, one of them could even end up working with us full time.”
The Bath to the Future presentation evening has been scheduled to take place in January.
Published by http://www.walneylocal.co.uk
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