26th Oct 2013 - 16th Nov 2013
Roca London Gallery, Chelsea Harbour, London.
A University of Brighton Faculty of Arts student has won the student design competition of the Design Exquis exhibition, which is currently showing at the Roca London Gallery in Chelsea Harbour.
Third year Interior Architecture BA(Hons) student Ana Sidorova will see her creation, the Sound Wave fountain, displayed at the Zaha Hadid designed Gallery from October 26, 2013 for three weeks. She said she was “overwhelmed to be chosen as the winner.”
Design Exquis is essentially a game of consequences, inspired by the collective method of creation developed by the Surrealists, known as Exquisite Corpse. The exhibition involves designers each responding in turn to an object created by their predecessor. The first designer in the chain was presented with a bar of soap and created his design from there and so the process continued, with each designer only being able to see the creation that directly preceded them in the chain. Sidorova took her inspiration from the last professional design, created by Nick Phillips, which transpired to be an audio recording.
Ana explains: “The sound of marble in Metamorphosis (the final design) reminded me of water. This made me think of a fountain, due to the continuous flow of the music and of water sounds. Water and waves were the result.”
The jury, which consisted of exhibition curators Geraldine Vessiere and Florian Dussopt, and founder of Confessions of a Design Geek blog, Katie Treggiden, declared: "Ana's idea is logical, technical and poetic at the same time. We were impressed with her design work, which showed details including height, weight and materials. This demonstrated the time and effort she had put into the design work."
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