Massey designer recognised in international design awards

Thursday 20 June 2013, 4:49PM
By Massey University

College of Creative Arts Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor Enterprise Associate Professor Chris Bennewith is now a “Professional Notable Honoree” in the Interiors and Exhibitions category at the Core77 international design awards announced last week.

Dr Bennewith is part of the Squidsoup collective, with team members based in New Zealand, Britain and Norway. The award was for Squidsoup’s immersive LED work Submergence. He says the judges said they really liked the piece itself and commented on the feelings that would be evoked from being inside it and the movement of the lights. “Just to be able to walk through it must be amazing, and it looks amazing, great conceptualisation and realisation,” he says. You can find out more here

Dr Bennewith is also a driving force behind Wellington LUX, the mid-winter light festival taking place in the capital this weekend. Most festival events and exhibits are free and family-friendly. There are still some tickets available for the two-day research symposium. For more details: