Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Dripping with talent

Congratulations to Cara Judd, the 21-year-old winner of the Elle Decoration SOLVE Award for 2007!

This year, the SOLVE challenge for student designers was to come up with an innovative storage solution, and Carla’s Drip shelving system stood out as a winner from of the 140 entries received.

The inspiration for Drip’s fluid shapes comes from Cara's graffiti art, where she often makes use of stylised drips of spraypaint. These drip-inspired curves are just right for storing soft reading matter like newspapers or magazines, while the rest of the shelf can hold a row of favourite hardcovers.

As part of her prize, lucky Cara will spend a month interning at Conran & Partners in London, while back at home, Drip will be put into production and sold in selected Woolworths stores.

With a start like this, Cara's career is sure to be as bold, bright and rulebreaking as her graffitti is!

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