The work of eight recent graduates of the Product and Furniture course was a popular exhibit at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the world’s biggest design trade fair. The Kingston stand was located in a special area featuring 700 up and coming young designers and 23 design schools with Kingston being one of only two British Universities invited to take part.
The work was extremely well received; enthusiastic comments of ‘bellisimo’ and ‘bella’ were constanly heard and the stand was very busy. Over 4000 pieces of literature and 40 press packs were distributed and many companies and other universities from as far away as Mexico and China expressed an interest in collaborating with Kingston.
The exhibition was organised and run by Peter Christian and graduates Helena Karelson and Yu-Hun Kim whose work was on show. They were left stranded in Milan by the ash cloud and had to enlist the help of the British Consulate to get themselves home.