Kard’Lapse game wins Design Ventura pupil design prize

A team from Burnage Academy for Boys has won the Design Museum’s Design Ventura prize for its Kard’Lapse product, which connects playing cards to let people build structures.

The winning team from Burnage Academy for Boys
The winning team from Burnage Academy for Boys, with their Kard’Lapse product

Design Ventura is an education initiative run by the Design Museum in partnership with Deutsche Bank and sees pupils tasked to develop designs that can be sold in the Design Museum’s shop.

The brief for this year’s competition was to develop a product relating to the theme of “connect”. The Burnage team say they developed their Kard’Lapse product after seeing someone building card structures for the Guinness Book of World Records and realising they could create a product that would make this easier.

The team receive their award from Naomi Cleaver
The team receive their award from Naomi Cleaver

The team developed this idea and then pitched it to a panel of industry judges, where it was up against nine other shortlisted projects from schools around the country (you can see the full shortlist here).

Kard’Lapse will now go on sale at the Design Museum’s shop, with all profits going to charity.

All this year's shortlisted Design Ventura products are on show in the Design Museum tank
All this year’s shortlisted Design Ventura products are on show in the Design Museum tank

Last year’s winning Design Ventura Product was the Sliderz set of toothpaste tube squeezers, developed by a team from Weald of Kent Grammar School.

The team raised £1,390 for the Brain Tumour Charity, a record amount for a Design Ventura project.

All photography by Miles Willis.

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