Date: May 26 · 2018
May 26 · 2018
Celebrated on Saturday 26th May in London, the 2018 edition of the Roca One Day Design Challenge in UK took place once again at the prestigious building Roca London Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
The briefing for the participants was to redesign a bathroom furniture unit that improved the usability and user experience and make the most of the available space. Alexandra Evans, Emre Kayganaci and Lorene Audrashas were the winners of the prize of £1,000 for their project Elka. The project consisted on a free standing bathroom vanity unit designed for communal bathrooms.
The second prize, valued at £650, was awarded to Rain drop top drop by Faye David, a sink that utilised the space around it with a removable storage unit. The third prize, valued at £350, went to Easy Air by Rachel Lee Yalisove and Wei Zhou, whose project proposed a solution that combined the drying and the storage space into one.
Daniel has spent his entire career in the interior design industry, including running his own design practice for the last 25 years. He is a past president of the professional body British Institute of Interior Design (BIID). His is also a radio and television broadcaster, and is well known for being a judge on the BBC’s Great Interior Design Challenge.
Laura is an award-winning architecture critic, curator, film maker and designer. Trained as an architect, she spent five years in architectural practice before joining the Architects’ Journal. During her time at the magazine Laura won numerous awards for her work including title of IBP’s Multi-media Journalist of the Year in both 2015 and 2016. She has gone on to contribute to a number of books on architecture and the built environment and currently works as the Architecture Projects Manager at the Royal Academy of Arts
Design is a joyous, curious and mysterious profession that bonds ideas and people through the art of storytelling. Duncan Parkes is the Creative Director of CellarDoor, a brand agency that lives, breaths and dances within this space; delivered through the craft of design.
Duncan is a passionate advocate of the power of good design; constantly pushing brands to use traditional techniques, regularly lecturing and a founding member of the Cheltenham Design Festival.
He has worked with Roca for over 5 years, as well as notably Caffe Nero, Barclays Bank and Royal Mail.
Eva is founder and director of Studio Woode, a new communications and curating agency started in 2017. She has spent over 10 years in the design sector; qualifying as a Design Engineer in Stockholm and working in product development and marketing roles for interior and building materials manufacturers across the UK and Sweden.
Through all of her work she has fostered dialogue between designers and other stakeholders, with a particular interest in communicating sustainability and innovation.
Eva is Industry Partner Director of the British Institute of Interior Design, she mentors young professionals and has previously served on several steering committees. Eva also holds PG Certs in Curating Contemporary Design and in Internal Communication.
Caroline is Programme and Communications Manager at Roca. From the Roca London Gallery Caroline oversees the cultural exhibition and events programme in addition to the marketing of the Roca brand and the gallery to the architecture and design community. She has worked in the fields of PR, marketing and communications for over 10 years.