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Product and Furniture Design students meet famous designer

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 16 JULY 2018

Our BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design students often have the benefit from meeting industry professionals, and recently had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Dieter Rams, the famous industrial designer.

Rams was in the UK for the opening of The Strong Collection at Vitsoe, in Leamington Spa. Collector Tom Strong spent 50 years assembling and using this astonishing 250-piece collection of Braun appliances, all designed by Dieter Rams. He has gifted this incredible group of objects to Vitsoe, ensuring the collection is permanently open to the public for the benefit of future generations of design students.

A number of our first-year students were invited to the exhibition opening following a study visit and lecture at Vitsoe earlier in the year. As well as having the opportunity to be amongst the first to see the exhibition the lucky students got to meet Dieter Rams, who gave them some poignant tips for the future and wished them luck in their further studies.

Future BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design students will now have the chance to access this stunning set of objects for their studies, allowing them to understand the objects in detail and further develop their industrial design knowledge.

For more information about the Strong Collection at Vitsoe please visit: https://www.vitsoe.com/gb/voice/strong

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