Leeds College of Art student wins international design competition

04 April 2017

Second year BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design student Louise Towers has been selected as one of just four winners of the Designext competition. Louise will have the opportunity display her work at Surtex 2017 in New York.

Surtex is the largest global commercial art licensing show in the industry, and is attended by over 4500 buyers. The Designext competition gives emerging surface design artists the opportunity to join Surtex as an exhibitor, showcasing their work to a global audience. This is the 5th time a Leeds College of Art student has been selected as Designext winner.

Louise responded to the theme Geo with six original surface designs, entitled ‘Fluid Geometry’ which she chose to present as a collection in the work category with a range of office interiors. Louise describes her work as inspired by the science of human perception; how structures are detected and defined by light. She explores through a vibrant colour palette and the manipulation of harsh geometrics into organic, fluid shapers with the aim of creating an exciting and stimulating office environment.

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She will display her work in New York from 21 –23 May, where she will also be competing for the Grand Prize which includes $1000, a special mention on Surtex website and recommendation letters to prospective employers.

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