A LEADING design duo are setting up a mentoring scheme to give young people in Harlow a chance to become the creatives of the future.

Daniela Rubino and Lauren Wilson, known as RubinoWilson, are makers and artists specialising in custom-made steel and concrete-based furniture and designer household goods in Green Tye.

The new scheme, funded by Arts Council England, is called Ore Projects and will create 40 free training places for young adults.

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Ms Rubino said: "We were very, very lucky in that we had dads who understood what we were doing, understood where we wanted to go, and they fully supported us.

"My dad let me use his workshop; Lauren’s dad still helps us now; if we hadn’t had that it would have been pretty difficult.

"So we’re trying to support people who don’t have it."

Both women believe everyone should be allowed to find a career they enjoy, irrespective of their background, disabilities, gender or ethnicity.

RubinoWilson is reaching out to schools and colleges in Harlow to identify suitable candidates for the scheme.

If your school, college or organisation is interested, visit oreprojects.com.  

For more information visit grandeysplace.co.uk/craftspeople/rubinowilson.