March designer creates election themed furniture set

PUBLISHED: 21:36 06 May 2010 | UPDATED: 09:38 02 June 2010

Furniture designer Amy Vinn and Lib Dem election candidate Lorna Spenceley with ballot box stools

Furniture designer Amy Vinn and Lib Dem election candidate Lorna Spenceley with ballot box stools

FOR any election candidate tonight will be tiring, exhausting and emotional. And with a frantic few weeks of door knocking behind her and a long night ahead, North East Cambridgeshire s Liberal Democrat candidate Lorna Spenceley enjoyed a quick sit down

FOR any election candidate tonight will be tiring, exhausting and emotional.

And with a frantic few weeks of door knocking behind her and a long night ahead, North East Cambridgeshire's Liberal Democrat candidate Lorna Spenceley enjoyed a quick sit down this afternoon - on a special ballot box stool.

The stools have been designed by 25-year-old March woman Amy Vinn.

Miss Vinn has created a special election-themed furniture set, with lamp shades, chairs and tables, all created in the same bright, retro inspired colours.

They all use fabric, imported from America, with a 'V for victory' logo on.

Miss Vinn won Cabinet Maker magazine's Young Designer of the Year Award last year for her Liquorice All Sorts-themed furniture set.

She has since spent three months working in Italy and also been exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham.

Miss Vinn, who teaches a furniture course part-time at the College of West Anglia in Wisbech, said: "I picked up a few old ballot boxes from the council for a couple of quid each and created this set - I often have quirky and original ideas."

She added: "I am a Liberal Democrat voter, so I called Lorna Spenceley and I'm glad she was able to come along and promote the project."

Ms Spenceley said: "I think these stools are great - they are bright and imaginative and it's a good way to use an old ballot box.

"I'm told that the results won't be announced until about 2am, so it seems that I've got a long night ahead."

Miss Vinn's work can be purchased from the website amyvinndesign.com.

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