Camilla Lambert's iPhone amplifier is attracting a lot of attention.
24 Sep 2015
University of Brighton graduate Camilla Lambert was a finalist in this year’s 'New Design Britain' awards and, as such, her amplifiers – made from walnut wood, ceramics and terracotta – are among new accessories launched this month (Sept) by the awards’ sponsor ACHICA, the online lifestyle store.
In addition, Camilla was awarded the Cockpit Arts/National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies’ David Bell Memorial Award which supports designer/craft makers with product ideas connected with music, offering workshop space and funding. Camilla developed her designs at the university before she graduated last year with a BA(Hons) in Design and Craft.
She said: “The creative environment of the University of Brighton was such an incredible place. You can’t help but feel inspired by everything there. My course mates and tutors gave me a whole new way of looking at design, by focusing on unusual processes of using and creating materials. The emphasis on the craft of making, rather than just product designing, really changed the style of my work.”
Camilla’s design project stemmed from studies into music therapy: “I learnt that by using organic materials we can enhance the beneficial qualities of sound. I wanted to translate this in a contemporary way and started playing around with what a variety of materials sound like, experimenting through the creation of xylophones using different species of wood to create different tones.”
For more information, contact Camilla Lee.
New Design Britain is a graduate awards programme that bridges the gap between education and industry, providing a stepping stone for new design talent from British universities. To find out more, visit www.newdesignbritain.com
Photos by University of Brighton photography graduate Andrew Young