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SGS students enter The Design Ventura Competition

18 Mar 2024
Sutton Grammar School
SGS students working on their torch for The Design Ventura Competition
SGS students working on their torch for The Design Ventura Competition

By Elvin F 9M

The Design Ventura Competition is an event held for young, intuitive minds ranging from Years 9 to 11, where students are tasked to collaborate in groups to fabricate their own product, including a design and information regarding the product. The programme is a Design Museum initiative where children are encouraged to brainstorm product ideas, and to experience the design process.

Representing Sutton Grammar School, we have the following members: Joshua Pak, Avaneesh Piradeepan, Advaith Guda, Esah Kahn, Nathan Faulkner, Dawoud Syed and myself, Elvin Fatullayev. Together, over a period of roughly 2 months, we have finalised a brilliant product: The LumiFold Torch. So, what is this? Well, the LumiFold Torch is a 2 in 1, light and portable torch that can be used anywhere – in power cuts, camping, dark spaces, and much more! At one phase, the LumiFold Torch disperses light in all directions (therefore becoming a lamp), illuminating the whole space, whilst on the second phase, the torch emits the light in one specific direction, just like a casual torch.

What makes this different and better than other torches and lamps? Firstly, the ergonomic design allows for easy portability, light weight, and furthermore, efficiency. Moreover, the bamboo material makes it a sustainable, eco-friendly and robust product, that can be recycled. If used appropriately, the LumiFold Torch can last for an exceptionally prolonged period of time.

Finally, we have submitted our idea and product to the judges, hoping that we will have the privilege of winning, working with a group of professional designers, and mass producing the product at the Design Museum. Many special thanks to Ms Hatrapal who provided us with this opportunity and the whole team for working effortlessly over the past months.  

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