The RCA, which recently launched a new 175th Anniversary logo, designed by Neville Brody has produced such glittering alumni as Thomas Heatherwick , James Dyson , Jay Osgerby and the Chapman Brothers . As such, when the exhibition opens on 1 February, we may well in store to a sneak previews of the next vacuum cleaner maverick, Olympic star or artworld enfants terribles.
The exhibition – entitled Grist! – will present student design concepts and models from over 120 students on the Architecture, Design Products, Design Interactions, Innovation Design Engineering and Vehicle Design programmes, providing a hint at emerging trends, concepts and ideas by students who will be graduating in July.
Sue Bradburn, a spokesperson for RCA, says, ‘The work in progress shows are quite experimental and are a way for students to display work that is in an interim stage of development.’
From what we’ve seen, the works range from a forlorn (and dead) looking bird from the animation course; some rather Bond-like futurist car designs and a range of beautiful interiors products.
The exhibition is open from 1 – 6 February at Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7