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    04.07.2015 / Matt Malpass

    Stuff, this years exhibition title acknowledges the reality that whilst the immaterial, bit and pixel virtual world expands on multiple horizons it is always linked umbilically to the physical and the tactile. Everything is physics and physics is physical right down to molecular level. The digital expands the potential and operation of micro – space but it is tangible, touchable ‘stuff’, which personifies interface, portal, anchor, icon, concept and ritual. Software still needs hardware handles. Stuff persists and sustains. The problem is in engaging intelligent restraint, anticipatory recycling, informed custodianship and enlightened self-interest.


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    16.01.2015 / Matt Malpass

  • 12.11.2014 / Matt Malpass

    Future Hunter Gatherer provides a way for the family to connect through gamification of food preparation. Hunting, Fishing and gathering to bring fun and quality ingredients to a healthy lifestyle.

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    21.08.2014 / Matt Malpass

    MA Industrial Design graduate Cécile Maïa Pujol’s Lady B chair has gone into production and will be on sale in all Roche Bobois showrooms from Autumn 2014. The chair was designed by Cécile as part of an MA Industrial Design client brief for Roche Bobios in 2012.

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    07.07.2014 / Matt Malpass

    The Design Council prize and title Future Pioneer  was awarded for the Altenet. A project that includes a reimagined internet that puts user privacy at its heart. It is the second  year that the prize has been awarded to an MAID graduate. 

    More at: The-alternet


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    15.06.2014 / Matt Malpass
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    15.06.2014 / Matt Malpass
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    07.05.2014 / Matt Malpass

    Three MAID students: Anne Couvert-Castera, Srishti Mokha and Pan Wang have passed the first stage of the 2014 Electrolux Design Lab competition. The design concepts explore the future of healthy homes and the theme of culinary enjoyment. The next stage of the competition depends on a public vote. Read on to find out more about the concepts and to vote for the entries.

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  • 05.05.2014 / Matt Malpass

    Introducing MA Industrial Design within the structure and culture of the Ceramic, Industrial and Product Design Programme at Central Saint Martins.

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    05.05.2014 / Matt Malpass

    Practitioner in Residence Assa Ashuach has initiated a series of workshops with MAID to develop a series of Prototypes that explore themes and processes in computer aided design, additive manufacture and physical computing.

  • Head of university and Dean of school receive prize on behalf of course
    24.01.2014 / Matt Malpass

    Central Saint Martins BA Product & MA Industrial Design have received The Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The prize is awarded in recognition of world class excellence and contribution to creative economy.

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  • 24.01.2014 / Matt Malpass

    Details of open days and our application process  can be found here.

  • BoB Talks - speakers info
    30.09.2013 / Stephen Hayward

    Dr Stephen Hayward will be speaking at the Best of Britannia event on the 5th October.

    More at: Best of Britannia

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    28.09.2013 / Matt Malpass

    Led by Dr Stephen Hayward with and audience of designers, design writers, academics and postgraduate design students, the inaugural meeting of Philosophical Toys took place on Saturday 21st September as part an exhibition of work on show at Somerset House during London Design Week. Through the Philosophical Tools project we start to question ‘What is the problem to which the projects included in the exhibition are the answer?’

    More at: Philosophical Toys

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    24.09.2013 / Matt Malpass

    Wired have published on the recent collaboration between MAID and MACD graduates working with News UK on their News 3.0 initiative looking to ‘think the unthinkable about the future of news.’ The article outlines the collaboration and comments on the work showcased in London in September.

    More at: Boris e-readers and responsive billboards: exploring the future of news

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    21.09.2013 / Matt Malpass

    Think the unthinkable about the ‘Future of News’. That was News UK’s challenge to a group of Central Saint Martins graduates from MA Industrial Design and MA Communication Design. We were asked to research and develop user insights and translate these into concepts in response to the brief and the results were on display for the media industry the News 3.0 Innovation Café.

    More at: Future of News

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    13.09.2013 / Matt Malpass

    Born out of MA Industrial Design Philosophical Toys is a collaborative agency dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking in design. The philosophical toy, a device that has traditionally educated and entertained, is the starting point for this exhibition of contemporary design. These are projects that use enchantment and estrangement to question the ordinary and even bring about social change.

    More at: Philosophical Toys 

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    13.09.2013 / Matt Malpass

    The Scarcity Project is a major installation by MAID alumnus Paulo Goldstein at Central Saint Martins. Answering the question: “What if instead of adding, one redistributes what is there already?”. Building on his previous inquiry through design Repair is Beautiful the final room is a brilliant demonstration of how creativity might be exercised under conditions of scarcity.

    More at: The Scarcity Project

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    12.09.2013 / Matt Malpass

    As a Design Council Future Pioneer Lucie will be showing her ImPatients project at 100% Design during the London Design Festival. She was awarded the accolade in July for the project that aims to improve the health outcomes of those with type 1 diabetes by giving people information and greater control. From DIY insulin pumps to built-in tattoo kits, the project sees people more personally involved with their treatment.

    More at: 100% design

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    12.09.2013 / Matt Malpass

    Masami will show The Milk of Human Kindness: Feeding a debate on food waste through material innovation at the London Design Festival. The project is one of 30 cutting edge projects selected for exhibition in The Fifth element which looks at Science Technology and Process in Design.

    More at: The Milk of Human Kindness | Fifth element

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    MAID 2013 show catalogue

  • Frame
    18.07.2013 / Matt Malpass

    MA Industrial Design at CSM is included in Frame magazines review of the top 30 graduate schools offering Product and Industrial design courses. The featured schools are selected based on a list of criteria including the quality of the graduation work, the employability and success of former students, the list of lecturers, and their reputation in the design industry.

    More at: Masterclass: Product design


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    13.07.2013 / Matt Malpass

    The accolade is awarded for Barouillet’s ImPatients project. The project aims to give control to people with type 1 diabetes and help them manage their treatment. It does it in pretty imaginative ways. As well as creating a kit for people to build their own insulin pumps (cost-effective and hands-on) Barouillet also proposed in-built tattooing kits in insulin injectors, to make a difficult process more enjoyable.

    More at: Future Pioneers

  • Vueling Nazzari Livery design
    18.06.2013 / Matt Malpass

    Paolo Nazzari and Plarent Berhamaj beat designers from across Europe who were invited to participate in the Linking Europe competition. Invitations were sent to over 800 universities and colleges , asking them to come up with a creative design for the livery of one of Vueling’s Airbus A320s.

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    18.06.2013 / Nick Rhodes

    This year’s MAID show runs form Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd June. See you here!

    More at: CSM degree shows


  • Today is Tomorrow
    12.06.2013 / Matt Malpass

    Anton Kraus, Victor Johansson and Szu-Wen Wang showcase work carried out with Orange in the exhibition Demain c’est aujourd’hui #4 (Today is Tomorrow #4) at the 2013 Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial.

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  • 26.05.2013 / Matt Malpass

    MA Industrial Design and MA Textile Futures students design ‘furniture of the future’ for Roche Bobois UK. 50 students on the CSM MA Industrial Design and MA Textiles Futures course were challenged by Nicolas Roche of furniture company Roche Bobois to design the living room furniture of the future as part of an exciting new Sponsored  Project.

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    14.05.2013 / Matt Malpass

    This exhibition curated by Stephen Hayward for Central Saint Martins Window Galleries (27th March – 10th May 2013) places art school design in the tradition of the ‘philosophical toy’, a device that introduced 19th century audiences to new forms of knowledge via immersive, visceral experiences.   A combination of MAID staff and graduates achieve a similar combination of enlightenment and enchantment by re-aligning the language of everyday things.

    More at: Philosophical toys

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    15.01.2013 / Matt Malpass

    Thanks to all guests who attended 2013’s CSM MA courses Work In Progress.


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    14.01.2013 / Nick Rhodes

    The 2nd “Orange Jeunes Designers” (“Orange Young Designers”) international competition of ideas, invited 58 young designers to devise 37 projects in response to the theme “How to live a better home life, tomorrow, thanks to digital technologies?”

    The Vision prize was shared by two entrants including MAID’s Szu-Wen Wang for her project “BlahBlah”, and the “Jury’s Favourite” was awarded to Victor Johansson of Central Saint Martins for his project, “Cloud of Things”


    For more see:
    Orange hands you the keys

  • Cloud of Things Victor Johansson
    13.12.2012 / Matt Malpass

    For several years, connected homes have looked like they will be one of the big revolutions of the digital era. Orange posed this question to MAID. The work released enable manufacturers and other digital actors to develop new proposals which better meet customers’ needs.  For Orange, it provides the opportunity to develop its ideas about connected habitats for tomorrow.

    See the work at: Orange hand you the keys

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    24.11.2012 / Nick Rhodes

    This is the brand-new website for the MA Industrial Design course at Central Saint Martins in London. It contains news, images and ideas from our students staff and alumni old and new. I do hope you find it useful, and of course your comments and views will be gratefully received.

    Nick Rhodes

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    28.04.2012 / Nick Rhodes

    Microsoft tasked MA Industrial Design students to conceptualise ideas which demonstrated new thinking in computer interaction – challenging each to devise possible alternatives to the mouse and keyboard or, alternatively, visualise technologies that could be used in the future, based on emerging tech trends of today. The designs were showcased in an exhibition at CSM where Victor Johansson was named Microsoft Young Designer of the Year.

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    24.03.2012 / Nick Rhodes

    This book looks at objects from a perspective derived from psychoanalytical practice as well as the practice of art/design. Jane inspired students of Industrial Design and other courses at Central Saint Martins for over 40 years . Her work has had a huge influence on the teaching of cultural studies, the understanding of dyslexia and the process of writing about design.

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    14.02.2012 / Nick Rhodes

    Our traditional Chinese New Year celebrations were a great success this year.

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    30.01.2012 / Nick Rhodes

    The work of MAID students Jason Fletcher, Sebastian Popa, Merve Kahraman, and Weiche Wu for luxury Cognac producers Rémy Martin is celebrated at Maison & Objet 2012.

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    28.06.2011 / Nick Rhodes

    This year has been highly eventful with some notable successes for MA Industrial Design. We have worked with a number of new and pre-existing industry partners on some very exciting collaborations including…

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    24.06.2011 / Nick Rhodes

    MAID 2nd year Celbrate.

    These folks will be the final MAID group to graduate from our Holborn location – our home since 1906.


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    11.01.2011 / Nick Rhodes

    Please join us for our annual Work in Progress Exhibition
    Tuesday 11th January, 2011 5pm MA Industrial Design Studio, 9th Floor.

    This is a studio show where we invite you to discuss students” projects over a glass of hot cider.

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    03.12.2010 / Nick Rhodes

    Joint MA Industrial Design + BA Product Design

    Pub Quiz

    Blueprint Bar, Student Hub 272 High Holborn (see map and poster attached)

    Friday 3rd December, 2010

    7pm Start. No entry fee. Big Prizes!

    See you there!

    Thanks to SeungJae Oh for the poster.

  • 20.10.2010 / Nick Rhodes

    This year’s connections project (the eighth consecutive year) saw a record 33 components! All connected in an impressive 45 attempts!


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    15.10.2010 / Nick Rhodes

    Our annual MA Welcome Party was held at : The Yorkshire Grey

    2 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8PN

    Friday 15th October.

    Raffle, “prizes,” games, and more

    Thanks to all the organisers and everyone who came along.

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    01.10.2010 / Nick Rhodes

    This year’s induction trip, with friends from MA Design for Textile Futures.


Relationships between today’s industrial designers, manufacturers, retailers, buyers and end users are constantly being renegotiated, demanding ever more flexibility and commercial acumen.

MA Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins provides a professionally oriented course that embeds external collaboration in the learning process. Our intention is to create a space of creative and critical experimentation in which students challenge not only the objects that are
the result of the process of design, but also the increasingly complex roles, responsibilities and relationships that a designer will negotiate.