15th May 2000




A Hull student could see his set design for the music industry’s Brit Awards used next year after winning the prestigious TiLE Young Designer of the Year award.


TiLE (Trends in Leisure and Entertainment) is a major exhibition organiser and began a nationwide search of universities to find the cream of design talent after seeing the work of talented students from the Hull School of Architecture.


Museum and Exhibition Design student Paul Innes from North Ferriby was one of two University of Lincolnshire & Humberside students shortlisted as finalists after submitting design proposals for the national competition.


Paul’s design for the Brit Awards event was urban and futuristic and featured a car hanging from the ceiling in the style of a space-pod. The design will be considered at a top-level meeting along with other proposals for next year’s show.


“I wanted to do something futuristic because it gives you the scope to do just about anything,” said Paul, 21, from Greenways, North Ferriby. “I took a lot of my inspiration from the film ‘The Fifth Element’.”


Also shortlisted for the award with his design for the Royal Observatory was Hadith Fadhirlah who is studying in Hull on a year-long exchange from Singapore.


“The university is greatly respected in trade circles as providing comprehensive and vocational training in its Museum and Exhibition Design course,” said a TiLE spokesman.


The Young Designer of the Year Award was conceived two years ago after Liz Terry, a member of TiLE, was approached by a student with a design idea. She put him on a plane to Strasbourg to attend the TiLE European conference.


The following year another ULH student attended the TiLE conference and was subsequently offered a work placement at Disneyland Paris. “On the back of that we decided to extend our commitment to helping place young people in the industry,” said Liz.




Paul Innes is available for interview on 07714 762886.

Press Officer Sam Hendley. Tel: 01522 886042