WWU industrial design students showing "ReMade" products at Downtown Art Walk

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.

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