Designer    News 03 Aug 2017

Thomas Winfield is first past the finishing line, having completed Blum sponsored kitchen design degree

The much talked about Blum degree course sponsorship has seen its first success – the graduation of the newly qualified kitchen designer, Thomas Winfield.

A seemingly short three years ago, Winfield began his studies on the first Blum-sponsored foundation degree course in Kitchen Design at Bucks New University, and after the years of hard work and study, he has graduated with a merit and a new-found respect for kitchen design and artistry.

Winfield commented, “I really enjoyed the course, and being exposed to the many different sides of design thinking. One lecture which really stood out was by Andreas Fabian, where he led an interpretation of design using the shapes and parts of spoons! I also enjoyed a project management scheme, which included a trip to the Roundhouse factory, following a kitchen from initial concept to the end installation. One of our most challenging projects was to design the kitchen area for a Maggie Centre, this was in Dundee, designed by Frank Gehry, but it was great to be using our skills in a real-life situation.”

Thomas Winfield plans to hone his skills in kitchen design in his new role as Test Drive Coordinator for Blum. “This course is going to be very useful in my role as Test Drive coordinator for our Test Drive kitchen at Blum in Milton Keynes,” said  where retailers and consumers can bring their plans, and we create their kitchen using life-sized kitchen units, and then give advice about any changes they may find necessary.”

For other budding kitchen designers, the foundation degree course is open for application for the 2017/8 induction.

Blum |