Design Prize

From L to R Louisa Frears (daughter of Russell Frears), Don Deamer (Trustee) the award winner Rebecca Tarran, Sara Frears (daughter of Russell Frears), Darryl Hoadley (runner-up), Lizzie Sharp (runner-up), Trevor Turpin (Chair of Trustees of Museum of Bath at Work) and Barry Hall (Trustee).

The Frears Foundation, which supports the Museum of Bath at Work has awarded the first Russell Frears Prize, for innovation in design, to Rebecca Tarran, a  Graphics student at Bath Spa University.

Russell Frears.

The prize, in memory of the founder of the Museum of Bath at Work – Russell Frears- will be awarded to the best student work in the field of exhibition and interpretative design and judged by members of the Frears Foundation.

The Foundation has worked closely with the Bath Spa University School of Design on the form of the competition and the prize, of £250 was awarded for a suggested improvement to displays at the Museum of Bath at Work.

Russell Frears, who died in 2010, established the Museum of Bath at Work in 1978 after a long career in design. Before setting up his own design consultancy in Bath, he had worked with famous designers Charles and Ray Eames in California and Eliot Noyes.