Art, design and architecture used to be the domain of pure white, from columns to marble sculptures. That was until British designer Owen Jones changed everything, with his focus on colours and the patterns we see in our everyday lives. Diane Dean reports on his enduring legacy. With thanks to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for this feature and audio.
Material World took place in June 2014 at the Houses of Parliament in London and hosted the UK final of SDC’s International Design Competition. You can read about the design competition finalists and their work here, but in addition, the event (which had been fully booked for several weeks), brought together representatives from the UK textile industry, academia and parliament, to highlight and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the textile industry in the UK.
Daniel Matthews, a final year Surface Design student at Huddersfield University has won the UK final of the SDC International Design Competition. He goes forward to the grand final which will be held in China later this year.
The UK final took place as part of Material World, held at the Houses of Parliament in London. This prestigious event had been fully booked for several weeks and brought together MPs and Lords, alongside academia and industry, to highlight and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the textile industry in the UK. It included several keynote speakers.