Meet The Designers Of Tomorrow: Central St Martin's NOVA Award Winners
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Meet The Designers Of Tomorrow: Central St Martin’s NOVA Award Winners

C&TH is sponsoring the NOVA Regeneration Award

Country & Town House is proud to support Central St Martin’s graduating artists and designers by sponsoring the NOVA Regeneration Award. 

Since 2011, the MullenLowe NOVA Awards for Fresh Creative Talent have highlighted the brightest thinkers and best ideas among the graduating artists, designers and innovators from Central Saint Martins. As part of it, C&TH is proud to sponsor the Regeneration Award, which recognises a project that promotes circularity, and moves away from a linear economy to one that encourages people and planet to thrive. There’s also the YourNOVA Award, which was selected by the public, and the Unilever #Unstereotype Award.

‘Our collaboration with Central Saint Martins has given us a fantastic opportunity to view the world around us through the eyes of exceptionally talented creators,’ says Jose Miguel Sokoloff, president of the MullenLowe Global Creative Council. ‘It is a privilege to be able to recognise their creativity while supporting their future.’ 

Congratulations to all 14 finalists selected out of 53 nominations.

Discover the MullenLowe NOVA Award Winners and Finalists

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Liz Ebengo

Liz Ebengo – Winner NOVA Award 2023

MA Material Futures

CONTINUED examines the sociocultural cost of adapting to climate change and humanity’s complicity in cultural erosion, by harnessing the capabilities of DNA storage to encrypt a library of sound and film all in one seed, so stories that would be forgotten will be remembered.

Arianna Pezzano

Arianna Pezzano – Winner C&TH Regeneration Award 2023

MA Material Futures

BioProsthesis’ is an interdisciplinary project that proposes a way for human-hair waste to be used to produce customised prosthesis for people healing from breast cancer.

 

Ása Bríet Brattaberg

Ása Bríet Brattaberg – Winner YourNOVA Award 2023

BA Fashion Design

For her collection, Tales Told in Tangles, Ása made every piece of textile by hand, with a zero-waste weaving technique that used old shirts from her grandfather. The wool is hand-spun and taken from her grandparents’ sheep in Iceland.

Luke Talbot

Luke Talbot – Winner Unilever #Unstereotype Award 2023

BA Product and Industrial Design

My Powerbank is a power bank designed for people experiencing homelessness in London that can be charged for free by attaching it to the frame of any stationary Santander bicycle.

Annette Levin

Annette Levin

BA Textile Design

Annette’s textiles project aims to challenge the way its viewers perceive femininity. Her four-act ‘play’ documents the inner monologue of a protagonist reflecting on feminine absurdity, surrealism and joy.

Bocen Zhou

Bocen Zhou

BA Jewellery Design

The pieces in Bocen’s series are crocheted with silver thread – wearable jewellery inspired by hand-crocheted sweaters her grandma made for her, inspired by the love and suffocation of family life. 

Duong Thuy Nguyen

Duong Thuy Nguyen

MA Fine Art

Through abstract and biomorphic forms, Duong’s works allude to the historic circulation of products and people, and to cycles of life, death and rebirth.

Eden Brader-Tan

Eden Brader-Tan

BA Fashion Design

The inspiration for this collection was the possibility of making clothes that could be as easily reprocessed into new garments, and maintaining the integrity of the original fabric roll.

George Harvey

George Harvey

MA Fine Art: Digital

Entities is an audiovisual exploration into our individual perception of reality. Examining the two fundamentals of life – energy and time – Entities investigates our unique understanding of the conscious mind and our interpretations of existence.

Lily Jenkins

Lily Jenkins

MA Character Animation

Time Goes is an animation about the mundanity and beauty of everyday experience. It’s the culmination of Lily’s years of observational drawings of the people around her, in the neighbourhoods she’s lived in. 

Miles Robinson

Miles Robinson

BA Jewellery Design

This project focuses on the fragility of human ambition and perception: warped tools, a lightning conductor headpiece that references dunce hats, and badges that label the wearer as tertiary all work to remove our agency.

Soe-Myat Noe

Soe-Myat Noe

BA Graphic Communication Design

Born from the artist’s recent encounter with cancer, We Are Not Ones Who Say Much is a documentary short film that explores the trauma and emotional effects caused by the illness.

Victor Healey

MA Character Animation

Song of the Tadpole is a film about the relationship between people and pets, the special bond that exists between humans and animals. It’s an animated film with themes of change, growth and love, combining2D and 3D animation.

Yibei Liu

Yibei Liu

BA Ceramic Design

The project shows a series of abstract figurative sculptures that visualise the feelings of being trapped in negative emotional loops, with the aim of conveying the message ‘you are not alone’ to the audience.