FOUR design students from the University of Huddersfield are celebrating.
They have won the opportunity to exhibit their work on the international stage alongside the elite.
Jessica England, Laura Dobson, Katie Fisher and Laura Greenwood are the winning surface design students whose work will be on display at the Leeuwenburgh stand at the international Surface Design Show in London.
Leeuwenburgh is a specialist yacht interior provider set up in the Netherlands 26 years ago. The UK company has been established for almost 10 years and is most renowned for producing elegant veneers for super yachts and luxury cars.
In addition to exhibiting their work at this prestigious event, the four students also received £100 prize money to help with travel expenses to and from the capital.
“This year was more successful than ever,” said course leader Jo Harris. “The students took the veneer and manipulated it in various different ways, some printing or stitching on it, others laser cutting or structuring it to create some wonderful end products. From these end products, four winners were picked.
“As a university we are very lucky to already exhibit at the show, which is how our collaboration with Leeuwenburgh came about. However, having the girls on their stand meant it was seen by a much larger audience,” she added.
The success of the project will also see the collaboration between the university and the company continue for a third year.