Edward makes light work of design

Sheffield Hallam University product design student Edward Holt with his award-nominated wall light 'See Story Martin Slack    Picture Chris Lawton '01 June  2011
Sheffield Hallam University product design student Edward Holt with his award-nominated wall light 'See Story Martin Slack Picture Chris Lawton '01 June 2011
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A SWITCHED-ON student is lighting up the world of design after being nominated for an industry award.

A bright idea from Edward Holt, a third year student at Sheffield Hallam University, has put him in line for the Lighting Association’s Student Lighting Design Awards, beating more than 200 other entrants.

After producing a design on paper, Edward has now produced a working prototype using energy efficient technologies which will be judged at finals in July.

The awards, judged by some of the industry’s most respected names, challenged students to develop new lighting products.

Edward, aged 21, said: “I wanted my design to be minimal in style and I used aluminium to create a sleek look. I enjoyed the process of coming up with such an unusual design, thinking about how the light would reflect on to the wall.

“Lighting design is something I would perhaps like to pursue when I graduate this summer.”