This year, Symphony was delighted to sponsor the RSA Student Design Awards for the ‘Eat, Share, Live’ award. The brief was to design an inclusive, accessible and multi-generational kitchen space or kitchen component that works for all ages, as well as for disabled and non-disabled family members, so they can prepare, cook and serve food, entertain, engage in hobbies or work and enjoy life together.

The awarded attracted interest throughout the UK with 104 entries coming from 40 different universities or colleges. Winners of the 2018 award were Tim Chapman for the Pan Stop, Chung Hang Chiu for The United Kitchen and Nora Costello for Caroucel, a re-imagined kitchen space with a motorised system which allows users to adjust counter heights and relocate modular kitchen units.

Robert Newton, Head of Marketing for Symphony, said “We’d like to thank each and every one of the participants for taking the time to submit their entry this year, the ones we have seen have been absolutely fantastic. Working with the RSA Student Awards this year has been the perfect fit for us as it parallels the work we’re doing on Freedom brand of inclusive kitchens launching later this year.”

The RSA Student Design Awards is a global curriculum and competition for emerging designers run by the RS, a globally renowned charity committed to finding innovative, practical solutions to social problems. For more information on these awards and the winners, visit: