Designs on success

A University of Wolverhampton student has been placed in a national furniture design competition.

Megan Broome, 21 from Wombourne, came second in the national Axminster Design and Make Competition run by the Furniture Makers’ Company.

She is studying for a degree in Product Design at the Wolverhampton School of Art.

The competition called for students to create a piece of innovative wooden furniture. Students from 20 universities submitted designs and the long-listed final ten created their concept, with the materials paid for by Axminster, a tools and machinery supplier.

The final round of judging took place in April and included the Chairman of the Education Committee and the Editor of Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine.

Megan said:

“I am pleased that I had this great opportunity to be able to develop my design through to realisation.

“The project has helped me to apply the skills acquired on my degree course including CAD development, full-scale technical drawing and wood lamination.

“Having opportunities like this has helped greatly towards my ambitions of becoming a designer. Being able to apply my skills and knowledge to this enjoyable project has given a great platform for me to be able to grow as a furniture designer.”



Megan won a £500 runner-up prize for her design. The winning chair design will be on display at the Wolverhampton School of Art which opens in the George Wallis Building on Friday June 8 2018.

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