The award was one of five awards won by the university at the industry leading New Designers exhibition in London.

Jacob Underwood won the New Designers BCFA Award with the British Contract Furnishing Association for his Fiero Stacking Chair.

Textiles and Surface Design student Marcia Araujo was also shortlisted for the title of BDC New Designer of the Year.

A home office desk or "work nest" designed by Juwon Seo won the New Designers John Lewis Award for Design & Innovation and saw her win £1000.

Prizes included a four-week internship with the design studio FR One in Antwerp, Belgium and trips to the headquarters of leading industry names.

New Head of School for Art & Design at Bucks New University Frazer Mackenzie said: "The awards top off what has been another great year for our students and a real testament to all the hard work of both the course teams and the students they teach.

"Whilst we've seen a recent shift in emphasis in our more 'craft-based' courses, these areas of activity remain at the heart of what we do well at Bucks and something we'll continue to build on as we explore exciting new areas of vocational education, training and research for the Creative Industries."

The exhibition, which showcases a range of work by up-and-coming art and design figures, marked its 30th anniversary this year.

3D Contemporary Crafts & Products students also won a host of awards in the student section of Pewter Live 2015 at the Worshipful Company of Pewterers.

The ABPC Commercial Prize presented by David Pinder went to Emily Gilham, for her jewellery beads piece.