Uni student’s work is shortlisted for award

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A NEW bedside crib designed by a University of Portsmouth student in partnership with an entrepreneur has been shortlisted for an award.

Final-year product design and innovation student, Jonathan Loudan-Nicholas, worked with entrepreneur Catherine Curtis to come up with the BabyHub crib.

It bridges the gap between a parent’s bed and their baby’s sleeping space so it is within easy reach of the parent. It is designed for babies under six-months old.

The product has been shortlisted in the Baby Products Association Concept and Innovation Awards, which is known for launching new baby products.

Jonathan said: ‘It’s exciting to think that my designs might go into production and benefit the general public.

‘I designed the cot itself – from how it stands up to what it’s made of, and tried to make it as stylish and innovative as possible.

‘It was brilliant experience to work with an external client, getting outside feedback is so beneficial and every pointer Catherine gave helped me develop my design ideas even further.’

The pair will present their design in front of a judging panel.