World Environment Day – ‘Beat Air Pollution’ by Roger Bateman

  Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019, “Beat Air Pollution,” is a call to action to combat this global crisis. Chosen by this year’s host, China, 2019’s topic invites us all to consider how we can change our everyday…

Design futures dominate UK packing Awards shortlist

We are delighted to announce the Design Futures, part of the Cultural, Computing and Communication Research Institute, have been nominated for six awards at this year’s UK Packing Awards: Design Team of the Year Resource Efficient Pack of the Year category for Yorkshire Provender Soups Best Re-Packaging of a Brand category for Ampleforth Abbey Cider…

Dan’s designs continue to wow

Dan’s designs continue to wow ACES furniture Design graduate Dan Schofield continues to gain some great headlines and commissions. He has been set a brief for a range of products by Habitat, shipped six tables off to an upmarket Department store in Hong Kong, and has work on sale in Heals. He is also working…

Cathedral’s Advent Wreath joins Mellor exhibition

Sheffield-born designer Corin Mellor’s steel Advent Wreath, which was given to Sheffield Cathedral in 2007 to celebrate the city’s industrial heritage, will join his father’s designs at a forthcoming exhibition. The stainless steel Advent Wreath will be transported from the Cathedral to the Sheffield Institute of Arts gallery for the David Mellor: Steel and Light exhibition. The…

Biodegradable cabinet: a new approach to sustainability

A furniture design academic from ACES has started creating furniture made from 100 per cent biodegradable material, which can be composted at the end of its lifespan. Roger Bateman, senior lecturer in furniture design, spent a year working with student Matt Harding on the Biofurniture project, which aims to make production of 100 per cent…

University eggheads design new-look breakfast

ACES designers have helped crack a problem that has plagued calamitous cooks for centuries – how to boil the perfect egg. C3RI-based consultancy Design Futures were poached to make all the packaging for revolutionary new product Dippy Egg, which claims to be a modern solution for the age-old problem of making the perfect soft boiled egg.…

Double award in the Design Technology Education subject group

Congratulations to Rowan Todd and John Lee from the Design Technology Education subject group who have both been a Teacher Training Design and Technology Award for outstanding teaching by the Design and Technology Association. This is a hugely prestigious award from the Subject Association and this recognition from their peer group is a significant achievement.…

ACES ‘chiponistas’

The 18th – 24th Feb was not only Fashion Week but also National Chip Week and our students celebrated the two by creating a chip dress. The current Miss Sheffield, Jade Mellows, modelled the creation in Meadowhall Shopping Centre on Monday 18th. It took hours to design and make the dress, which includes a skirt…

Talented Dan scoops design award

Dan Schofield, a graduate from our furniture design course, has won the Furniture prize at this year’s New Design Britain awards held at Interiors UK. Dan graduated in 2011 and then worked with The Hatchery to set up and run his own business. The Hatchery is Sheffield Hallam’s business incubator, providing young entrepreneurs with a…

The Future Looks Optimistic for Young ACES Designer

A student from our Fashion Design course has designed an optimistic solution for the next decade to become a finalist in the prestigious 2013 FAD Competition. Chelsea Crossland is currently in her final year of study on the Ba(Hons) course. Chelsey’s designs address the environmental concerns and resource shortages caused by fast fashion and consumers…