Falmouth and Eden Team Up for Unique Design Project

Wednesday 20 May 2015

BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design students are collaborating with the Eden Project to find inspiration for designing products derived from plant-based materials.

Working with Eden Project staff, students have access to an exceptional resource of plants from around the globe and are exploring innovative ideas for creating unique, durable and biodegradable products.

Su Vernon, Senior Lecturer, said: "Plants provide us with a renewable resource to input to our material world. This project explores different plant types, their usefulness and application for potential product purposes. Students are researching and designing products based on plant materials grown at Eden such as bamboo, cork and willow. They will present their design concepts to Eden staff."