8:00pm – Sunday, July 10 on ABC2
Sunday,10 July 2011 From the initial 12 students vying for a six month placement with Philippe Starck, it has now come down to two – don’t miss tonight’s final episode of Design For Life. After spending the last couple of months thinking, stressing, striving and working, 27-year-old Ilsa and 23-year-old Mike are now only a few weeks away from finding out which one of them will win the placement.
But first they have to put right the flaws in their designs and get final drawings to Jean Philipe, Starck’s leading model maker to produce a working prototype of their design. The students have also been allocated an advertising agency to work with. They need to formulate an advertising campaign for their product, including final logo, tagline and look.
Mike gets straight into it and has some clear ideas. Despite Starck’s dislike of the name ‘Stable’, Mike is keen to go with it and thinks he can convince him otherwise. Meanwhile Ilsa is struggling by comparison, and the advertising team can’t quite understand her thinking. She is soon hamstrung by her old problem of over-complicating everything.
As the clock ticks towards D-Day the pair work more and more frenetically – reducing Ilsa to tears and Mike to exhaustion. But when it’s finally time to present their finished prototypes to Starck, the biggest surprises are yet to come.