Vispring launches exclusive design competition with Plymouth College of Art students

She went on to say: “Vispring is looking for a stand-out piece, that showcases our brand’s beautifully handmade beds, with style and imagination, while also considering the practicalities of production viability.”

Three finalists will be chosen and reviewed by Vispring and fellow Plymouth company, Lang and Potter, which creates Vispring headboards. The winner will then be selected by a panel of expert judges, including Vispring’s senior team, alongside designer and stylist, Despina Curtis and founder and director of London based PR agency, Tomorrow PR, Neil Byrne.

Cathryn Bishop, Senior Lecturer & Subject Leader at Plymouth College of Art said: “We're delighted to partner with Vispring on this amazing opportunity for our Interior Design and Styling students."  

"Working with real briefs from industry leaders like Vispring is what our programmes are all about at Plymouth College of Art, we want to give our students an experience, as close to being in a real design studio as possible."

The winning designer will also be invited to attend and assist the official photography shoot and experience a tour of the Vispring workshop.

Plymouth based luxury bed maker, Vispring, has launched a competition in partnership with Plymouth College of Art, giving Interior Design and Styling students the opportunity to design a limited-edition bed. The winning design will be marketed and sold in the European and Asian markets in 2022.

Founded in London in 1901, Vispring is synonymous with comfort and opulence, furnishing the suites of high-end hotels, including London’s Dorchester, 45 Park Lane and the bedrooms of the finest homes around the world. In 1971 the factory relocated from London to Plymouth, where the beds are still made by hand, by its 200 skilled craftsmen and women. 

Head of Communications at Vispring, Victoria Soares said: “With our workshop based in Plymouth, it was important to Vispring that we support the progression of local design talent and we are very excited to see what the Plymouth College of Art students create.”