Upcycled Interior Design at Hubbub #7
Showcasing their upcycled designs at the CityStudio Hubbub #7, this Friday December 2, 2016 from 9:30 am to noon include these awesome BCIT Interior Design students. For their Materials and Environmental Factors course with professor Waye DeAngelis in collaboration with CityStudio, these students were challenged to find a design solution that upcycled a waste product.
Students used a variety of common waste materials that are often hard to reuse including tires, plastic bottles, carpet, newspaper, milk crates, and textiles. Products ranged from furniture to lighting elements. Students involved not only conscious material choices, but often conscious social choices as well. For example one student considered the challenge of shelter for people living on the streets and designed a portable, insulated sleeping cocoon. Others took on design challenges like how to design flexible furniture for small spaces or temporary events. One group used milk crates and various salvaged materials to create a stored and expandable system of tables and chairs.
In the process the students learned new skills including fabrication, weaving, finishing, and prototyping. They learned where to creatively source materials that are environmentally conscious and readily available. Check out the photos below to see the creative solutions these students came up with when presented with a challenging material and an opportunity to make something with their hands.