A year 1 student project designed, built and realised by students on BA (Hons) Spatial Design London College of Communication University of the Arts London.
Supported by the LCC Staff Development Project Mode Fund
During the academic year 2013-2014 Year 1 BA (Hons) Spatial Design students were given a live project to promote sustainable design within LCC.
Students designed a mobile unit to house sustainable books which can be taken to different spaces for special talks, and design the space in which it would be situated in the LCC library. The space needed to have a recognisable identity, which people within LCC would want to be a part of and that can be recognised both within the library and as part of the mobile unit; we decided to use a variety of materials and processes to convey this.
Throughout the summer, Joy Williams and Ashleigh Nutton, BA Spatial Design year 1 students, designed and constructed the space using individual features from shortlisted student projects and then collaborated further to create the space. During the year 2014-2015 the space and the mobile unit will be used for a series of guest expert talks on sustainability and books organized by Barbara Salvadori.
Donations and materials:
LCC Staff Development Fund Project Mode paid for the materials and labour
Interface: sustainable flooring company donated the tiles featured on the floor and on the unit and shelf.
LMB: clothing recycling company donated the old clothing for the seats.
Gregor Garber, 3D Workshop Technician: donated the wheels for the Mobile unit from an old shopping trolley.
Barbara Salvadori Printmaking Technician: donated the chalk shelf that was previously housed in her office.
Kidbrooke Park Primary School donated a generous amount of used pencils that were cut and reused for the installation.
All wood was reclaimed pallets and reused MDF from the LCC scrap yard.
The paint used is sustainable paint from Ecos Organic paints and little Greene for specific colours. The white is from Community Repaint.
Sin Chi Cindy Wong
Yu Ella Zhao
Course Leaders and tutors on the project:
Project idea and development:
Barbara Salvadori (Printmaking Technician)
The LCC Library Team
The LCC 3D Workshop Team
The LCC Finance Team
Veronica Kingsley from Interface
Photography by Lewis Bush