Industrial Design's 'ReMade' student project returns with a March 10 opening at Ideal

After a three-year hiatus, the Industrial Design program at Western Washington University, in partnership with local design shop Ideal, invite the public to attend the opening night of "ReMade: Tools for Living" on Friday March 10 at 6 p.m. at Ideal,1227 Cornwall Ave. in downtown Bellingham.

ReMade is a project that challenges students to repurpose discarded materials into new products for the home. The goal is to transform items of industrial waste into viable commercial products that are then sold; each participant must first come up with a design prototype followed by a small production run, which are then featured at Ideal. This year's theme, Tools for Living, showcases 12 unique products which amplify human capabilities and address daily needs. 

This year’s collection included items such as (pictured at right), tote bags made from used sailcloth by Ray McVicker; maple lids and jars by Megan Ostrowski; paragliding stuff sacks by Keith Forsyth, and PVC wood vases by Drake Zahara.


Three small jars with maple lids, made by student Megan Ostrowski
A pair of stuff sacks, one blue and the other blue and yellow, made by Keith Forsythe
A red, white and black tote bag made of used sailcloth, by Ray McVicker
A white vase made of PVC with a wooden base