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Winning design student revealed

26 February 2009 @TeessideUni


Please be seated - one of our design students has come up with a winning design for Asda to celebrate the opening of a new store.

Operations Manager, Russell Pattison unveiled the commemorative bench by student Eirik Rod for the ASDA Living store at Teesside Retail Park.

Eirik was one of 30 students from our Product Design course who took part in the competition which was launched by ASDA Teesside Living to mark the opening of the new store.

Showcased the heritage of the region The Living team challenged the students to come up with a design for a commemorative bench which showcased the heritage of the town. Eirik’s design, which took on a shipyard theme, is now on display outside the store.

General Store Manager John Watson commented; 'We are really delighted with the commemorative bench. Eirik’s design is a fantastic reflection of the local area. We are very proud of Teesside and this seat will take pride of place outside our store.'

Fantastic opportunity for our students Bob Clay, Product Design tutor, added; 'This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to put into practice the skills and knowledge they’ve learnt to date on the course. Live design projects such as this always generate a great amount of excitement and enthusiasm and we are grateful to John and his team at ASDA Living for getting our students involved in the project.'

In the News

Eirik's bench is design winner
Middlesbrough Herald & Post, 12/03/2009, p.7
A commemorative bench designed by University of Teesside student Eirik Rod has been unveiled outside the Asda Living store at Teesside Retail Park. Students from the university's product design course

Eirik's bench is design winner
Stockton & Billingham Herald & Post; East Cleveland Herald & Post, 12/03/2009, p.7
Eirik Rod won an Asda competition open to University of Teesside Product Design students to design a commemorative bench. The Norwegian was inspired by a maritime theme that delighted not only the org