Good interview with the prolific Liverpool designer…
Liverpudlian Ilsa Parry shot to prominence last year when she was crowned winner of the BBC series Design for Life. The show followed the fortunes of 12 British designers battling it out to impress the enfant terrible of product design, Philippe Starck.
It was Parry who caught Starck’s eye and her prize for winning the show was a six-month placement at his Paris agency.
Humbled by the experience and buoyed by her success, Parry has gone on to start her own consultancy, REthinkings, and work with the likes of McDonalds, Unilever and the Liverpool Biennial.
On Monday she will share her experiences of her time with Starck and the doors it has opened since when she speaks at Northumbria University’s School of Design.
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