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Students win modern design prizes
James Dunlop's 'my:hab' temporary shelter
The 'my:hab' was inspired by abandoned tents at Glastonbury
Two Bristol students have won prestigious contemporary design prizes for their modern interpretations of everyday items.

Textile student Megan Taylor's plywood and rubber 3D wallpaper scooped her 1,000 and a commission to design part of DKNY's new Bond Street store.

And fellow University of the West of England student James Dunlop also won at the New Designers Exhibition.

His 'my:hab' shelter was inspired by tents at the Glastonbury Festival.

Recycled plastic

After watching thousands of revellers abandon their water-logged tents at the 2005 pop festival, he came up with plans for an environmentally-friendly temporary accommodation unit.

It is made from two recycled plastic components and a weather-treated cardboard skin.

Mr Dunlop said of his award: "It has given me an enormous confidence booster and has reassured me of my ability to create good ideas. I am definitely going to pursue a career as a designer."

The New Designers exhibition sees 3,000 students showcase their designs and compete in 20 different categories.




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