Newcastle creatives tipped for international design success

A creative agency really has the Wonder Stuff as far as the German Design Council are concerned

Lane7 boutique bowling alley in Newcastle
Lane7 boutique bowling alley in Newcastle

A Newcastle based creative agency has been handed a prestigious nomination for one of the international design industry’s top awards.

Wonder Stuff Studio, established in Gosforth in 2009, has received notification from the German Design Council that its branding and design work for Lane7, the Newcastle boutique bowling alley, has been nominated for its 2015 ceremony.

The German Design Council has just celebrated its 60th anniversary and is considered one of the most well respected international voices on excellence in design.

Kevin Robson, head of projects at Wonder Stuff, said: “We have to admit it came as a bit of a bolt from the blue. We thought it was a wind up at first.

“We received a letter from them explaining their committee had spotted the work we had done on Lane7 and felt it deserved nomination for the 2015 corporate and brand design category for excellent communication.

“It’s hard to know who we’re up against. Creative work for the likes of Auckland Art Gallery in New Zealand and Audi in China were winners at the 2014 ceremony recently, so its quite pleasing to know we’re putting the North East’s brilliant creative environment on a world platform.”

The esteemed judging panel, which consists of some of Europe’s finest names in creative and design, will now sit and consider Wonder Stuff’s work on Lane7 alongside other nominated projects from across the world. Results will be announced towards the end of 2014.


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