Industrial design students from Western Washington University are presenting work from their annual design challenge at the Ideal design shop during the June 1 Downtown Art Walk.
Students from the junior class of WWU’s industrial design program will showcase work for the department’s “ReMade” project from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Each year during the four-week project, students produce products from consumer or manufacturing waste with a focus on recyclability, life-cycle analysis and design for production.
For this year’s theme, “Textiles-Plus,” each student found materials for, designed, manufactured and branded 20 products.
Some of the creations include a cold-pack/ice bag using waterproof fabric, fabric dolls designed after children’s drawings, zippered pouches cut from suit jackets, a stool fashioned from bent rebar and denim, bowls and table runners made from rope, drinking mugs designed using beakers, bread baskets made using marine insulation liner and “up-cycled” tablecloths and necklaces using fabric from repurposed scarves.
The finished products will be up for sale.
Ideal is located at 1227 Cornwall Ave. in downtown Bellingham.