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If you’re completing a UCAS application to study on the BA (Hons) Sustainable Product Design course, or considering applying in the future, then join our Facebook FalmouthSD Applicants group. The group is regularly updated, by SPD staff and students, with news about the course and interesting links relating to sustainable design. You are able to network…

Devoran Metals

The second development stage of the collaborative rebar project is well underway. Richard Orsman and Sarah Hickling have selected 6 Prototypes to continue development.  

National Maritime Museum

Stage one Sustainable Product Design students took the opportunity to join in the building of a replica life boat from the RMS Titanic. The Life boat is an exact copy of the original life boat 13 that was on RMS Titanic when she sank. The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of…

Tate St Ives and Barbra Hepworth Museum

As part of our wider cultural interest and learning, Stage One students visited the Tate St Ives Gallery and the Barbra Hepworth Museum. The gallery has just opened a new wing that doubles the exhibition space. The student group also took time to enjoy the beautiful beach that the gallery faces.

Sensory Project and Exhibition

Students on the BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design course at Falmouth University are working with Joanna Grace, a special educational needs and disabilities consultant and founder of The Sensory Project.  Her projects look to improve the mental health and wellbeing for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). She’s worked on several strategies, including Sensory…

Design Industry Skills

Amos Marchant is an Industrial Designer who visited this month as a Visiting Lecturer. He runs the Amos Marchant London design studio working on product, furniture and exhibition design projects. He gave a talk about his work and career and then spent time talking to students about their own portfolios and designs. Amos graduated from Kingston with a…

First year live build project

The first year live build project, a wind shelter located on the Atlantic coast at Porthtowan has just been thatched. The students designed and built the shelter in eight weeks from a locally grown Larch and its final weather protecting thatched layer has just been installed ready for the spring/ summer season.

Collaborative Project with Fashion Marketing and Campaign Design

This term the Interior Design department initiated a collaborative project with the Fashion Marketing degree course and expert retail design specialists Campaign Design to design an innovative Pop-up space to explore new concepts for the Future of Retail. This involved almost 100 students working in mixed groups with design mentors with a winning group being…

Study Trip to Porto

The Architecture course has just returned from our study trip to Porto. The group had a range of guided tours of Theatres, Houses, Swimming Pools, Museums and much more as well as time to explore the fascinating city for themselves. Highlights were a visit to the Casa Da Musica concert hall designed by OMA Architects…

Falmouth University and St Austell Brewery team up on pub design challenge

Third year Sustainable Product Design students at Falmouth University have been challenged by St Austell Brewery to create an innovative piece of pub furniture or the latest, essential piece of bar equipment as part of the company’s award-winning Quality Speaks for Itself campaign in support of its flagship beer, Tribute Cornish Pale Ale. Working closely…

Designing in Rebar

Stage one students on the Sustainable Product Design course visited Devoran Metals production facility last month to launch a live design project.    The main activity of Devoran Metals is the cutting & bending of reinforcing bar and mesh for concrete reinforcement, they are keen to make better use of the off cut material and at the…

Visiting Lecturer – Richard Stevens

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN Visiting Lecturer – Richard Stevens Richard Stevens, one of the UK’s leading designers conducted a show and tell with Sustainable Product Design students at the beginning of November where among other great projects he expanded on the recent launch of the Keyn chair for Herman Miller. His career includes working with iconic…