By Isabel Hayman-Brown
Kingston Design students exhibit Wacky Creations at London Design Festival
Kingston University design students gave new meaning to the phrase ‘wash and go’ when they showcased a rickshaw-shower and washing machine-cum-arcade game at London Design Festival.
Lee-Wei Chen left critics in a spin with Real Play, an arcade game with an inbuilt washing machine that uses gamer zapping skills to power the washing cycle, livening up doing the laundry.
Meanwhile, Lee-Wei’s classmate Chen Ying Gao displayed her rickshaw-shower invention, a shower cubicle fixed to the back of a bicycle, designed to relive the cramped living spaces of China’s migrant workers.
The Kingston MA students exhibited their wacky works alongside 180 other budding designers at Tent London last week, one of the most high-profile events at London Design Festival.
Tent attracted 20,000 visitors and marked the 10th birthday of the Kingston MA Curating Contemporary Design course, which runs in conjunction with the Design Museum.
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