National Trust launches RCA student range

The National Trust is to launch a ten-piece product range, designed by Royal College of Art students, at its Waddesdon Manor property in Buckinghamshire.

The body invited RCA students to design the range, following a competition among the college’s applied arts courses. The ten winning designs (including the dish by Owen Wall, pictured) will be manufactured in time for the launch in October.

Bill Wallsgrove, creative director of brand consultancy Big Idea, mediated between Jeremy Myerson, head of Innovation RCA, and Rosy Blackmore, head of buying at Waddesdon, to bring about the arrangement.

The products were chosen through a competition open to all applied arts students at the RCA. Beginning in November 2007, the competition ran until February 2008, when final proposals were submitted.

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