2nd June 2000




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


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 by this highly respected organisation after submitting design proposals for the national competition.


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


“Winning the Young Designer of the Year Award means a great deal to me as it is something that will really help me when I graduate,” said Paul, 21, from Greenways, North Ferriby. “Using a futuristic theme I could do practically anything but 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.



Paul Innes is available for interview on 07714 762886. Pictures are available by e-mail now.

Press Officer Sam Hendley. Tel: 01522 886042