Work displayed at prestigious Taiwan exhibition


Date: 25th Jun 2018

Work by creative Buckinghamshire New University students, graduates and lecturers is on display at National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan.

The Taiwania Project has seen Bucks New University and National Taipei University of Technology designers making products using endangered local timber, Taiwania.

Work by workshop technician Dominic Jones; second-year BSc (Hons) Product Design student Sean West; senior lecturer in Product Design Dr Lyndon Buck; and BSc (Hons) Product Design graduate Cristian Catangiu is on display.

The display, in a historic pavilion inside the botanic gardens at the university, is open until 17 July and the work from Bucks New University includes furniture, stationary and plates.

Dr Buck set up the link and said: "This is a great honour as Taipei was World Design Capital 2016 and this venue has held some very high profile design exhibitions.

"It is great to see product design work from Bucks staff, students and recent graduates displayed in such a prestigious venue alongside the very best work from National Taipei University of Technology."

Second-year BSc (Hons) Product Design student Sean West designed a delicate Taiwania wooden bowl with some very challenging turned surfaces.  

He said: “Working with this unusual wood was a real challenge and the unique look of the wood and its unusual grain patterns inspired my design.

“It’s been great being involved in such a high-profile project and seeing my work on display in Taiwan.”


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