Royal College of Art student Marta Lago Arenas last week scooped the coveted D&AD Student of the Year award for a stackable set of cutlery (above), which can be carried as a single item. The range was designed in response to a D&AD Nesta Product Design & Innovation award brief to create tableware that can be used across different cultures and cooking. Blackpool & The Fylde College student David Threlfall also won for his images of rural scenery (right), imposed on suburban architecture and landmarks. It was the first time in the award’s 26-year history that two students have been selected to receive the accolade.
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