Design Ventura is an education initiative run by the Design Museum in partnership with Deutsche Bank for 13-16-year-olds, which sees one prize-winning design developed and sold by the Design Museum (with all profits going to a charity chosen by the children, in this case the CATS – the Cure and Treatment of Tay Sachs Disease).
The Pics Pins game, designed by pupils at Trinity School in Lewisham, shows segments of famous London landmarks, which can be combined to create new mutant buildings.
A panel of judges, featuring Sebastian Conran, Anya Hindmarch and Naomi Cleaver, chose the Pic Pins design from more than 100 entries, and the winning team have been given a £1000 bursary and guidance on how to develop the design into a product.
Amanda Pearlman, head of retail at the Design Museum, says, ‘To produce a well-designed and commercially viable product from scratch is not easy; the children from Trinity School have done just that with these fun and creative badges.
‘Pic Pins is simple, effective and spot on brief; affordable and excellently targeted at the young Design Museum visitor. I can’t wait to see them in the shop.’
Last year’s Design Ventura winner was the Badoiiing game, developed by pupils at Walworth Academy, Southwark.