Ravensbourne, which hosts one of Material ConneXion’s most comprehensive university libraries, hosted their annual Degree Show from June 21 -23 at the university’s main campus in London, United Kingdom.
The Degree Show is Ravensbourne’s annual graduation celebration, showcasing the work of 800 students from the schools of Design and Media as well as Further Education. Over 6,000 guests attend the celebration, in addition to its being broadcast on a live feed via www.thedegreeshow.com, and on Ravensbourne’s Facebook page.
Because the Material ConneXion library is such an integral part of Ravensbourne’s design curriculum, many of the students researched their projects using Material ConneXion’s physical library and online database, and many of the projects featured materials found in the library. This year’s show saw a number of 3D printed prototypes and recycled materials, such as a chandelier made from plastic bottles, a dress made from used plastic, and a bag made from paperclips.
One student, Lee Craven, used materials from Koroyd to make a snowboarding helmet; Koroyd was even so kind as to mold the material for the helmet specifically for this project. You can see a video of Craven discussing his project on our Facebook page.
Another student, Bradley Humphrey, worked with lighting design company Plumen to make his lamp. He looked into different materials during the prototyping phase, including Aluminum Transfer Imaging and Miraval, both from the Material ConneXion library and database.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this year’s Degree Show – we love to see the creative ways in which our materials library is used by future designers.