Students present their ideas to Eden Project

The first year Architecture students presented their ideas for a fire pit and shelter to be built at the Eden Centre. The course has co-developed a live project with Eden to design and build the first stages of a wild nursery on a site at the Eden Project. The students first designed and built dens…

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…

SPD Student Profile: Maud de Rohan Willner

This is the first in a series of profile interviews, with current Sustainable Product Design students, which will highlight the diversity of interests and projects our students engage with. Maud de Rohan Willner is a 21 year old student in her third year on the Sustainable Product Design course at Falmouth. She is French and has a passion…

London and Stockholm Design Study Trips

Following the success of the study trip to the London Design Festival in September, we are now looking forward to Stockholm Design week in February 2016. The SPD course will be travelling to Sweden for the week to explore exhibitions in what is often referred to as the capital of design. Many SPD students attended…

Design for mass customisation: a live project with Digital Forming Ltd

The 3D printing industry has been developing for many years and the opportunities for mass customisation of mainstream, manufactured products are beginning to emerge. SPD students have been investigating how this can be used in a sustainable way to produce products to meet a diverse range of needs for many users. The second year students…

One Day Wonder – A collaboration to design an eco-materials database

On Wednesday 25th November Falmouth BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design will be hosting an exciting collaborative event combining the skills of students throughout the three years. They will spend the day in groups working on skills in design, making and networking. The collaborative outcome will be an accessible and expanding eco-materials database in both the physical and…

Barcelona Field Trip, by Hannah and Jess

Arriving at Bristol airport in snow, we were relieved to be heading towards slightly warmer climes! Our hostel was conveniently situated right next to the Torre Agbar, which shone as a Technicolor beacon over Barcelona. On the second day, we headed out together to La Sagrada Familia. Gaudi’s biomimicricy starkly contrasted the other gothic cathedrals….

2nd Year SPD students design products for independent living

Students form the 2nd year of the BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design course are working with local charity, Cornwall Mobility, to design products that allow people with physical disabilities or mobility difficulty to live more independent lives. The design ideas will be generated and evaluated through user-centred design techniques such as interviews, observational studies, design probes…

Sustainable Product Design visit Barcelona

Sustainable Product Design students from Falmouth University have just returned from a field trip to Barcelona. 29 students from 1st and 2nd year enjoyed five days in this fantastic city enjoying museums, exhibitions and architecture and soaking up the Catalan culture. Despite the 4.30am departure from Penryn Campus, we made it to Bristol airport for…