The Audi Design Foundation has announced it will offer a one-off £10 000 grant this month to an outstanding graduate designer whose work embodies sustainability and inclusive design themes.
It will also host a series of inclusive and sustainable design workshops, as well as a tutors’ networking lunch to discuss how it can support higher education on these issues.
Audi Design Foundation development manager Rebecca Edge says the grant is intended to aid the professional development of an emerging designer, and can be accessed for a variety of requests – from renting a workshop to courses that strengthen business skills. The judges will select a shortlist from more than 800 furniture and product design graduates showing at New Designers.
‘The winner will be someone with the ability to “see a vision through” and will ideally have created a product that has “impact and can change people’s lives”. It needs to be someone who we can work with over the next ten years,’ says Edge.
The winner will be announced at the second-part New Designers awards preview evening on 11 July.