Product Design students exhibit the latest sustainable designs at the Eco Technology Show…

It is a fortnight of exhibitions for the Product Designers at Sussex – they are all currently at the New Designers exhibition at the Business Design Centre in London, which we will cover here on created by US next week and last week,  a selection of the final year BSc Product Designers exhibited their final projects to a public and industry audience at the Eco Technology show in Brighton.

The Eco Technology Show in Brighton has become an important date in the calendar for those involved in sustainable design and construction, attracting large audiences for both the extensive free seminar programme and huge variety of exhibitors across all sectors.

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It is the third year that Sussex Product Design have exhibited at the Eco Technology Show, which grows year to year.

Each of the designs that were chosen for exhibition on the Sussex stand this year featured distinct sustainable attributes across a spectrum of areas, including water conservation, power conservation, glass recycling and modular and repairable products for the home.

Rebecca Cunningham, who will graduate with a First class degree in Product Design showed her modular toaster design at the Eco Technology show, whilst fellow First class degree designer Tess Kenning, displayed her new concept for plantable and compostable sandwich packaging. The project work that Sussex created with the international Fixperts design movement was also shown.

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Stuart Gordon’s GRIN project was also demonstrated on the stand – a new design for a communal glass recycling bin that featured internal brushes to reduce the noise of the clattering glass within, making it more suitable for installation on a residential street. Stuart will also be graduating next week with a First class degree in Product Design.

Mark Jenkins, tutorial fellow in Product Design who co-ordinates the Sussex stand at the show said –   ‘The show overall was a great success with many compliments on how innovative the products displayed were. The stand received numerous visitors from both public and industrial companies who were visiting and exhibiting at the show themselves.’

‘It is incredibly important that the students are given the opportunity to display and discuss their work with both the public and industry experts’ added Product Design course leader Diane Simpson-Little. ‘The Eco Technology Show is just one of these end of year exhibitions and is very timely as the students complete their course and progress into the wider design and engineering world.’

(photos by Mark Jenkins)

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