Yesterday, I traveled to the beautiful central London RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) building (AKA The RSA House) where I was joined by the rest of the judging panel for the Mine for Life design brief. Having previously met up at the end of March to go through all of the entries received, which was no mean feat in itself, after much deliberation a shortlist of five projects was chosen. Each project finalist was invited to present their work in person to the panel of judges, who would then choose the overall winner. I’d been looking forward to this day for quite some time, so it was hard to believe that it had finally arrived and I certainly wasn’t disappointed! All five projects covered a range of areas relating to independent living while harnessing the capabilities of Additive Manufacturing to offer the scope for personalisation. From the technical to the thought provoking, it was great to hear about the inspiration and development of the shortlisted projects in each of the designers’ own words.
Well, I’m afraid I’m not allowed to announce who was the overall winner just yet (it’s all very hush-hush and on the QT ; ) but I’m sure you’ll be happy to hear that I’ll be blogging all about the results on the 31st May 2012. So make sure you watch this space! : )