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Photos from the Design Icons: Launch Party


Published: 14th February 2012.

On Thursday the 9th of February a Design Icons launch Party was held at Ruskin Gallery in Anglia Ruskin University to celebrate the design talent of Cambridge.

Design Icons: Exhibition recognises 20 of most important products to come out of Cambridgeshire over the last 40 years. The head of Cambridge School of Art, Chris Owen opened the event and was followed by other speakers: Julian Huppert; MP for Cambridge, Clive Grinyer; Head of Customer Experience at Cisco Systems and was concluded with a note of thanks from Clare Denham, Creative Front Manager.

Attendants had an amazing opportunity to explore the exhibits which spanned from the 1970’s to present day such as: the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Meridan M80 through to Prestige kettles, DuoFertility a fertility device and many others.


Prestige kettles

Traditional Prestige Kettles 



Lecson AC1 Tower Amplifier



Moss table, with BPV technology



DuoFertility fertility device



Julian Huppert MP with a delegate’s much-loved Sinclair % Calculator


chris owen

Chris Owen talks about the importance of the product and industrial design community of Cambridge



Clive Grinyer



Julian Huppert


hanzs kettles

Event concluded with rich and lively Networking Reception


We would like to thank our partners, Design Council, Tim Evans Think Product Design, Alex Jones Cambridge Industrial Design and The District.


See the exhibition at the Ruskin Gallery until 23rd February 2012.

Ruskin Gallery
Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge Campus
East Road

Opening times: 10am - 5pm; Mondays - Fridays. 

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