Chichester College duo up for design award

February 22, 2017

Two Chichester College students have been shortlisted for a national award.

Paul Ferris and Rob Solomon, who are both studying furniture making at the college, have had projects selected for the Mixology Student Award, which is decided by a public vote.

Paul has been nominated for his ‘Lines’ TV cabinet (Project two in the shortlist), which is described as having been created to ‘explore ways of integrating contemporary design with the natural beauty of wood’.

And Rob was shortlisted for his ‘Easy Chair’ (Project four), a modern take on a gothic style which was ‘influenced by a love of draftsmanship, geometry and architecture’.

Chichester College lecturer Christian Notley MBE said: “This is a tremendous achievement for both Paul and Rob.

“To reach this stage in the competition is something they should both be very proud of – and we are delighted to have two students in the running for the award.

“Both projects are fantastic examples of the high standards we are achieving here at Chichester.

“I’m sure it will be close, but I hope as many people as possible visit the website and vote for either Paul or Rob.”

The pair are joined by two other nominees in the Student Designer of the Year category at the 2017 Mixology Awards, which recognise dynamic and innovative interior design.

To vote for your favourite project, please visit Voting closes on Monday 8 May 2017.

The winner will be announced at this year’s Mixology Awards ceremony, which will be held in London in June.