WWU industrial design students complete "ReMade" projects

Students from Western Washington University’s industrial design program have completed their annual “ReMade” projects, with this year’s designs featuring toys made from discarded industrial materials.

The goal of the annual ReMade is for students to transform items of industrial waste into viable commercial products that are then sold. Each participant must first come up with a design prototype followed by a small production run of at least 20 products, which are then sold in a retail venue.

The products will be sold at Ideal, located at 1227 Cornwall Ave. in downtown Bellingham, with a limited run of each toy available for purchase from Nov.1-15.

This year’s collection included toys such as a pop-pop boat made of soda cans, toy cars made from discarded chair casters and reclaimed wood and a rewritable flip book made of reused gift cards and vinyl.

For more information on the ReMade project, contact Ideal at 360-752-5522, or email WWU’s industrial design team at wwuid@gmail.com.

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