Steve Hancock Managing Director of Leeuwenburgh Veneers Visited the University for the final judging of the project.
The four winners work will be exhibited at the Surface Design show London in February 2011
A selection of the veneer design work by second year surface design students. The students have been testing the veneer through multiple processes and application of laser etching and cutting, printing and binding encasing smart materials within the veneers for a responsive surface.
For the second year running Leeuwenburgh have sponsored a design project with our second year surface design students. The students have been working with samples of Leeuwenburgh veneers to produce design concepts for a range of product ideas including.
We are all wowed by the intricate hand cut stencils the skill and patience to create such art is almost unimaginable yet these traditional stencils were created purely for application of rice paste or dye paste onto textiles before dyeing to create a resist pattern.
Jo Harris and Pip Dickens are collaborating through a research project with the department of Music. Pip introduces her research project to the final year students showing them examples of Japanese katagami stencils. The delicate stencils have been scanned and are being laser cut out of a stronger and more durable material for a series of printing applications to hard material surfaces.
After a series of material planning meetings during the summer months the start of the autum term is kiked off by introducing a selection of substrates and material references to final year Surface Design students.