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Brintons presents new designers with special award

16th July 2013

The New Designers Exhibition showcases newly graduated designers from all over the country. Every year the show helps thousands of graduates  launch their career at the spectacular Business Design Centre in London, Britain's capital of design.

Brintons Designers Nikki Coates and Lois Norman went along to the show to select two talented graduates for a special award, which included a two week work placement at Brintons and a cash prize of £250 each. Nikki and Lois awarded prizes to Wahyish Vong and Stephanie Rostron.

Stephanie is a Textile graduate from Leeds University, who had hand drawn a series of intricate botanical designs. Nikki Coates said "Stephanie was chosen because her work blew us away; such stunning drawings that showed she could not only draw exceptionally well, but with sure care and patience, she created stunning finished works of art."

Wahyish Vong is a Textile graduate from Wolverhampton University. Nikki said " Wahyish’s work caught our eye for her use of colour, her skill in repeating patterns and most importantly, the process she went through in order to achieve her final designs was very creative and it was very interesting where she took her inspiration from. She clearly had a lovely drawing hand which is one of the main skills we were looking for."

Stephanie and Wahyish will spend two weeks at Brintons London Design Centre developing a collection of designs suitable for a hotel. This will include rugs for a reception area, an electronic jacquard design for a ballroom and an all over repeating design for public areas.

Wahyish and Stephanie were invited to the Brintons stand at the Coronation Festival, Buckingham Palace to accept their prizes from Spanish Designer Cristian Zuzunaga. Brintons has recently collaborated with Cristian on a runner for The Campaign for Wool event at Somerset House.

Top left: Cristian Zuzunaga and Stephanie Rostron.

Image bottom left: Cristian Zuzunaga and Wahyish Vong

Image bottom right: Cristian Zuzunaga, Wahyish Vong and Stephanie Rostron.

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