Designer back home for lecture

Renown designer Richard Seymour, who was born and brought up in Scarborough, before he gives his talk at Scarborough Library. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121105
Renown designer Richard Seymour, who was born and brought up in Scarborough, before he gives his talk at Scarborough Library. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121105

DESIGN guru Richard Seymour returned to his home town of Scarborough to give an illustrated talk.

Yesterday’s event at Scarborough Library, which attracted around 150 people, looked at the theme of “emotional functionality” in design.

Mr Seymour, a former student at Scarborough Boys’ High School and the Technical College, was introduced by one of his former tutors, Austen Sleightholme, who said: “He was an extremely perceptive and imaginative student - and these attributes have been with him throughout his career.”

Mr Seymour spoke about his recent projects, such as Virgin Galactic, and how he loves to design products which “fix” everyday problems.

He said: “It’s important to look in the gaps, not at what everyone else has done. You need to try and fix the things that are broken - not the things that aren’t.”

l More on Richard Seymour in the Evening News later this week.