Stairlift manufacturer Stannah has for the second year in a row sponsored the New Designers exhibition with the Joseph Stannah Award.
The founder of the company, Joseph Stannah, was a supporter of education in engineering and 150 years on, Stannah said it is still “passionate about innovative design”.
The award is designed to support rising talent who are creating products that promote independent living and address real life problems.
After being inspired by Jake Paisley, who exhibited at NDA in 2017, the Joseph Stannah Award was introduced to the annual exhibition. Paisley later became a full-time employee at Stannah.
In 2018, the first award was received by Josh King for his leading-edge device, Ally. Runner up that same year, Emily Knott, completed a six-week paid placement with Stannah based in the design office after exhibiting her device, ROMA.
The next generation of designers will come together for a two-week celebration in London this summer to showcase 3,000 creative unseen ideas, products and trends.
The appointed Stannah judging panel will present the Joseph Stannah Award on 3rd July 2019.