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DATE: June 1, 2011 1:50:29 PM PDT
WWU Junior Industrial Design Students to Sell ReMade Projects at Bellingham Store

Contact: Arunas Oslapas, Western Washington University associate professor of Industrial Design, arunas.oslapas@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM – Juniors in Western Washington University’s Industrial Design program have completed their annual ReMade projects, with this year’s designs featuring Vessels created from found and discarded industrial materials.

Bowls made from castoff countertop laminate are just one item being shown by Western Washington University Industrial design program juniors at the annual ReMade show at Ideal in Bellingham in June.

The products will be on sale at Ideal – Carefully Curated Goods in Bellingham starting on Friday, June 3 as part of the monthly Bellingham Art Walk and will be available for one month.

Projects include a magazine holder from carpet tiles, a basket from bicycle spokes and rims, and a bowl from countertop laminate. The public is invited to a meet-and-greet reception with all the designers and their products from 6-9 p.m. on June 3 at Ideal.

The Industrial Design students have spent the last two weeks designing and constructing 13 different products out of found and discarded materials as part of the department’s ReMade project, an annual design challenge combining sustainability and entrepreneurship founded by WWU associate professor of Industrial Design Arunas Oslapas more than a decade ago.

The goal of the project is to transform items of industrial waste into viable commercial products. Each student created a limited run of 15 items that have been branded and will be sold.

For more information contact Arunas Oslapas at arunas.oslapas@wwu.edu.

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