Sian sees Swedish store show her design

Art student Sian Harrison, from Blyth, has designed a coffee table, which is being displayed in IKEA.
Art student Sian Harrison, from Blyth, has designed a coffee table, which is being displayed in IKEA.

A TALENTED art student will have her work showcased in a top furniture store.

Sian Harrison, from Blyth, has designed a coffee table as part of her extended diploma in 3D design, which is now being displayed in the IKEA store in Gateshead.

The 19-year-old Newcastle College student was among a group challenged to customise or reinvent IKEA products to inspire the public to celebrate the firm’s 25th birthday.

Sian’s table, named ‘Table Nebula’, has been placed on display near the entrance of the retailer’s Gateshead store, where it will be accompanied by a professional ‘mood board’ to show customers how she developed her idea from the original concept stage through to completion.

“I am pretty chuffed that my work was picked to be on display, I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud of any project I’ve done before,” she said.

“I think it is quite a unique table and it is pretty amazing that it is being showcased in IKEA.”

Emily Birkin, IKEA Gateshead store manager, said: “This project is a great way for students at Newcastle College to display their fantastic creations.

“It has highlighted the immense talent that exists among the north east’s young designers and we are delighted to be able to show this off as part of our 25th birthday celebrations.”

All students were given industry style feedback throughout the project from their tutors, as well as experts from IKEA, which helped them to decide on their final ideas.

Visit www.newcastlecollege.co.uk/3D for more information about the course.