London College of Communication (LCC) BA Interior Design graduate, Marcella Chaston, has just returned from a dream trip to the Vitra Design Museum after winning the 2011 Satelliet-Browns Student Design Challenge. She wowed the judges with her plans for an ultra-modern cocktail bar based on the theme of the Star Anise cocktail ingredient.
Founded in 1989, the Vitra Design Museum numbers among the world’s most prominent museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines its relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture.
Marcella, who is currently working as a Junior Design Consultant at the Architect’s Bisset Adams, based in Clerkenwell, London, said: “It was a brilliant opportunity to learn more about Vitra, see their classic and latest furniture ranges showcased in an innovative, modern and quirky way.
“The whole site was really spectacular, from architect Zaha Hadid’s renowned Fire Station to the smallest detail of the furniture on display”.
Satelliet-Browns MD Harvey Ockrim and PR Laura Schubert accompanied Marcella on her trip to Basel. Harvey said: “Anyone who is interested in furniture and design has to visit Vitra at some stage.
“It is grand design on a grand scale, and taking Marcella there was a great way to recognise her achievement and her potential”.
The annual competition which is open to all UK interior design students is a way of promoting new student design talent to the top names in the contemporary bar industry and is judged by 25 interior designers and industry professionals.