Sustainable Designs on Show at the Eden Project

Monday 18 August 2014
Sustainable Product Design work on display at the Eden Project

The Eden Project, one of the most iconic South West landmarks, is currently housing work by Falmouth University's BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design graduates.

Dubbed 'Super', the exhibition addresses issues of sustainability and responsible, user-centered design. Offering a chance to witness the work of tomorrow's leading practitioners, visitors will be treated to a range of products – from sensory toolkits and bird boxes, to food created from high-protein bugs.

Dr Yorick Benjamin, Director of Sustainable Design at Falmouth, comments: "Eden has provided the perfect venue to house our students' work - we share a common vision of creating a viable future for humanity. The exhibition presents the latest thinking from a new generation of graduating designers who have worked independently, as well as with international and regional companies. Visitors can expect  positive and optimistic approaches to the problems we face – problems that we view as 'super' opportunities for sustainable product design."

The Sustainable Product Design course sits within Falmouth's Sustainable Design Centre and is housed at the Academy for Innovation & Research. One of the Centre's ambitions, ZERO50, is to explore product, system and service solutions with zero carbon impact by 2020, complementing Eden's objective to tackle global concerns surrounding the climate and environment.

The exhibition runs until Friday 29 August and admission is included in the Eden Project entry fee. For more information about Sustainable Product Design at Falmouth, visit: falmouth.ac.uk/sustainableproductdesign

Location: Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG

Opening times: 09.30 – 18.00