Applying for BA (Hons) Sustainable Product Design? Join our Facebook group!

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…

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…

A Decade of Wallpaper

The first year groups have just completed their History and Theory week of activities including the design and printing of ‘A Decade of Wall Paper”

Guest Lecture – Campaign

We were delighted to welcome Ola and Philip Handford from the award winning design agency Campaign to give a lecture in November. CAMPAIGN is an award winning design agency working internationally on projects which concentrate on developing future proof solutions for retail physical spaces. Their experience and portfolio ranges from luxury flagship projects with global…

M.J. Long – Visiting Professor of Architecture

We are looking forward to hosting MJ Long OBE – Architect of the British Museum and the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth amongst many many other pieces of internationally recognized and award winning pieces of Architecture. MJ is our visiting professor of Architecture and will be running a four-week long intensive design project for first…

Inter-disciplinary project

The third year Architecture students have completed an interdisciplinary project working with Fine Art and Creative Writing students from Falmouth University. The project hosted by Kestle Barton Art Gallery and curated by South Kiosk Gallery investigated the unique landscape of the Lizard peninsula. This exploratory workshop led to students developing their own collaborative responses to…

Student Win at Packaging Designer of the Year Awards

Sustainable Product Design student Jayden Newman has won the Opening, Closing and Resealing category at the Student Packaging Designer of the Year Awards 2017. Second year student Jayden’s redesign of a small Dr Oetker natural extract bottle was awarded for its attention to detail, innovation and inclusivity of design. His sustainable, conceptual re-design of the bottle focused on improving usability for people with…

Study trip to Madrid

This year’s Interior Design study trip was to Madrid, Spain. A fantastic opportunity for the students to explore the city, visit inspirational museums, galleries and buildings, develop their sketching and drawing skills and bond with each other. The visits included some great examples of traditional and contemporary interior architecture, architecture and design, which motivated the students…

Architecture students and church team up to design community hub

The first and second year Architecture students completed the latest stage of their design project working with the All Saints Church in Truro. A public presentation and exhibition of the students work took place with the local press and the MP for Truro and Falmouth, Sarah Newton attending. The project is the culmination of a…

Sustainable Product Design live project with Bodj

Second year Sustainable Product Design students have recently begun a live project with fireside accessory specialists, Bodj. The fair trade company is a division of A.J Wells & Sons Ltd, who manufacture Charnwood wood burning stoves at their factory on the Isle of Wight. The students will consider Bodj’s three established themes of ironware, basketware…

Sustainable Product Design students pitch sensory product concepts to LDA

Two second year students on the BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design course have been invited to pitch their product concepts to LDA, a UK supplier of special educational needs resources. The students’ designs have developed in collaboration with Joanna Grace, a special education needs and disability consultant and founder of The Sensory Projects.  Her projects look…