Students from Western Washington University’s industrial design program will show off work from their annual “ReMade” design challenge at Ideal in downtown Bellingham from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6.
The project challenges students to design and create functional products from discarded material. In a matter of weeks, students must design a product, source materials, produce a run of 20 and create packaging and branding for the product.
Ideal, a store at 1227 Cornwall Ave. that carries gifts and accessories that emphasize design principles, partners with the students to provide guidance and a venue for students to sell their creations.
This year’s ReMade project has a yard and garden theme. Student products include planters made from traffic cones, house address numbers made from reclaimed steel, and a door mat made from garden hose woven together with bailing twine.
The products will be for sale at Ideal from Nov. 6 until Nov. 20.
Ideal and Western started the ReMade collaboration eight years ago, and the theme changes every year. Pet products, toys and kitchen products are a few of the themes from previous years.
For more information on the ReMade project, contact Ideal at 360-752-5522.