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…

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…

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…

SPD Student Profile: Stefanie Birk

Stefanie Birk is an Erasmus Exchange student from the University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. She has a background, and interest in medical product design and has joined Stage 2 of the BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design course for the first semester. Where are you from? I live near Stuttgart in Germany. I normally study at…

CNC Milling Workshops

Second year SPD students have recently been inducted on the MDX540 CNC milling machines in order to produce project prototypes. The students are coming towards the end of the first study block period, which is a time when productivity levels are maxed out in preparation for project hand-ins at the beginning of December. This year…

Inclusive Packaging Workshop with Tracy Sutton, Root Innovation

Stage 2 SPD students took part in an intensive three-day workshop last week with Tracy Sutton, founder of Root Innovation. The course consisted of a developed insight into the world of sustainable packaging, including the entire process from cradle to cradle and how inclusivity is becoming a large part of the future of sustainable design….

CUC Racing: How students design, build and race a prototype vehicle

Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) Racing is a collaboration between the University of Exeter’s Renewable Energy department and Falmouth University’s BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design course to design, build and race an electric powered car at the Shell Eco Marathon. The Shell Eco Marathon is a global competition that challenges students to push the boundaries in…

Sensory Toolkit Project with Joanna Grace

Students from the 2nd year of the BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design programme are working on an exciting new project with Joanna Grace, a  special education needs and disability consultant and founder of The Sensory Projects.  Her projects look to improve the mental health and wellbeing for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). She’s…

SPD visit to Stockholm Design Week

From the 8th to the 12th February Stockholm was the place to be to explore the design industry. During the Stockholm Design Week, we attended many high-profile design events that were scattered around the city, including a biomimicry talk by Michael Pawlyn (hosted by Interface), Tom Dixon (at the Stockholm Furniture Fair), and Jaime Hayon and Front…