Design School, the forthcoming BBC Two reality show starring Philippe Starck, has received a disappointing response from design hopefuls.
Production company Two Four Group, which is creating the show, is currently trying to recruit 25 design trainees to compete for ten six-month placements at Starck’s Paris design studio.
‘The interest has been really overwhelming, but in terms of people actually applying, the numbers have been lower,’ says a Two Four spokeswoman.
Over six one-hour episodes, Starck will set the applicants a challenge at his design studio in Paris before selecting ten to join his ‘school of design’.
Philippe Starck Design School is due to air on BBC Two next year. Entry is open to anyone, whether or not they have formal design training. For further details and to apply, visit www.bbc.co.uk/schoolofdesign.