August 19, 2011

As the show progresses, we’re steadily getting to the pointier end, where the contestants are really coming up with quite exciting designs. I’m being particularly tough on Robert because he is good and needs to keep growing.

I thought his light fittings made out of old racing bike handle bars were a brilliant piece of design; and considering he had a day to come up with the idea and to make them, very very good! So elegant, so easy to make, and they actually worked.

It’s becoming clear that those who have a strong place in the competition are those who draw their ideas from a reasonable depth of experience and intelligence. The strongest ones have a solid thought process – this means they are able to adapt to the variety of design challenges they are being presented with and work across all fields – industrial design, styling, architecture, landscaping – quickly!

Author: Nick tobias