From Falmouth University:
Students Set to Make History with New University Mace
Falmouth University is delighted to announce that students Callum Corbett and Robert Garraway have won the Making of the Mace design competition.
The second year BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design students wowed a panel of judges with their conceptual design proposal featuring two intertwining silver helixes around a charred, Cornish oak centre pillar.
Professor Anne Carlisle, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive commented, "I am delighted to announce that Callum Corbett and Robert Garraway have won the Making of the Mace design competition. The standard of entries was outstanding but their simplicity of design, rich concept and pairing of materials really impressed the judges. Both Callum and Robert are a credit to their course and will be responsible for an important element of history for both the University and the region."
Robert and Callum were thrilled with the news. Robert responded, "It's a fantastic opportunity for us professionally and I'm delighted to be part of something with such longevity." The pair created the design together and submitted a full proposal with CAD modelling alongside a sketchbook documenting their influences.
Both Robert and Callum are from the South West of England and were keen to respond to the regional emphasis within the design brief. Callum explained, "The design depicts the institution's journey from a small arts college to becoming Cornwall's first University. The bottom of the base is representative of a seed, alluding to its humble beginnings. Emerging from within the seed is a charred, Cornish oak core and two intertwining silver helixes symbolising the flourishing university campuses and the beloved traditions of Cornwall and the South West."
The winning design will be shepherded into life by Dr David Hawkins, Associate Dean of Research & Innovation at Falmouth. Dr Hawkins, who previously designed Plymouth University's mace, will collaborate with Callum and Robert to ensure the translation of their winning design during production.
To document the historic occasion, the design and production process will be captured in a short film and exhibition. Falmouth's mace will be unveiled at the 2014 graduation ceremonies in September.
For more information about Sustainable Product Design at Falmouth visit: falmouth.ac.uk/sustainableproductdesign
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