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.   Advertisements

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.

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…

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…