The Central Ergonomic Cooker took first prize in a competition for design students at the University of Central England. The brief for second-year students was to rethink the design concept of gas cookers using the findings of a survey on consumers’ needs now and in the future. Mark Teucher, Peter Anderson, Ayse Mustafa and Rajesh Grewal created the winning cooker, which `fully anticipates the changes in market trends highlighted by the survey’, according to a spokesman for Parkinson Cowan, the gas cooker manufacturer which held the competition.
A podcast series on designing for impact and a networking event for designers are among this month’s highlights.
Nesta U-Shisha has been positioned as a safer alternative to traditional pipes, potentially cutting down cancer risks and carbon emissions.
The capital’s most prominent design festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
This year’s competition invited designers in training to revamp the cover of three well-known books across adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s literature.