DMU student wins commission to design civic badge


A competition to design a gift for a retiring Lord Mayor has been won by a student from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).
Sam Lack, who’s studying design crafts at DMU, came up with a design for a badge that gave a contemporary twist to some traditional elements of the city’s crest.
His winning design, featuring a cinquefoil supported by the wings of a wyvern and made of sterling silver, has been designed to be worn as a medal or as a brooch.

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Rajesh Gogna, senior lecturer at DMU’s School of Design, said: “As part of the BA Design Crafts course curriculum, our students participate in a range of live briefs every year to learn the skills required to become a professional designer maker.  
“This new collaboration project with the Lord Mayor’s office has offered a great experience to all our students, and it’s given Sam the opportunity to work in sterling silver, allowing him to develop his knowledge and experience of becoming a contemporary jeweller.”
The retirement badge was due to be presented to former Lord Mayor Ross Grant in May, but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sam joined the current Lord Mayor, Councillor Annette Byrne, at the Town Hall on October 7 to present the badge to Mr Grant.

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Posted on Monday 12th October 2020

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