Students from Victoria University of Wellington School of Design won the Best Design Awards hosted by the Designers Institute of New Zealand in different categories.  Gold Award Projects Matt McGowan – Easy Prosthetics- Additive Manufactured solutions for the Prosthetic Industry The judges admired the high level of design research, technical development, and aesthetic resolution and appreciated the application of additive manufacturing to this challenging, individually focussed field of design.  For more information- Courtney Naismith – Lustrous lights. The lustrous quality of this 3D-printed upcycled plastic lamp shade series drew the attention of the judges, and its sustainability credential confirmed its design quality. Both projects were supported by the Product Accelerator – Matt’s with NZALS and Courtney’s with Air New Zealand. Silver Award Projects Courtney Naismith also won a silver award in the Student Product category for her 3D printed baskets in collaboration with Air New Zealand and the NZ Maori Arts and Crafts institute. Bronze Award Projects Vincent McQueen- Dynamic Recreational Prosthetic Foot with Quick-Release Coupling System, Using Additive Manufacturing- won a bronze award for his project in collaboration with NZALS.

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