Bucks New University

Bucks EYeS 2013

June 14, 2013

Early this June saw the end of year show for graduating designers and artists from our local Buckinghamshire New University.  The show was open to the public and students from local schools were invited to inspire them.  Amongst the many works spanning animation, fine art, metalwork, jewellery and textiles were the works of students on […]

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Bucks EYeS 2012

July 3, 2012
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One of the joys of working with the students at Bucks New University is to go and see their finished works, the culmination of their studies, at their end of year show. This year’s show took place in June on the University Campus and as you can see from the images  the standard of the […]

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Bucks New University – ercol MA project 2012

March 28, 2012
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We were treated to a presentation by students from Bucks New University this week.  The MA Furniture Design students had previously been on a tour of the ercol factory and showroom.  They had been asked to pick an ercol chair, past or present, that inspired them and then come up with an accessory for it. […]

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New Designers 2011 show

August 5, 2011
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New Designers is an annual exhibition held at the Business Design Centre in London.  It showcases the work of design students from a wide range of disciplines.  At this year’s show held in July, the Bucks New University Furniture Design students were out in force, many showing pieces they had designed in a collaborative project […]

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Bucks New University Degree Show – June 2011

June 14, 2011
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Friday 10th June saw the final degree show by the students of Bucks New University’s BA in Contemporary Furniture Design.  We were very impressed with the furniture shown, with a high level of design content and imagination combined with a good level of craftsmanship. Amongst the items on display were a chair designed by Lee Baker […]

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Bucks Uni – chair rebirth project

April 28, 2011
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As part of their MA in Furniture Design, the students from Bucks New University were asked to rescue an old upholstered chair – from a skip or second hand shop and then to deconstruct the chair – figuratively and literally, examining why they chose it, its function, comfort, affordability, environmental performance, what they liked or […]

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My Big Furniture Idea

March 25, 2011
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Two local schools swept the board in the recent “My Big Furniture Idea” competition, organised by Bucks New University to promote the idea of furniture design amongst school students.  Entries were judged on appropriate specification of materials, creative content, practicability and environmental considerations. In the Key Stage 5 category, a team from Princes Risborough School

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Bucks New University ercol chair project

March 4, 2011
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Students on the Bucks New University BA Contemporary Furniture Design Course have recently completed a project working with ercol.  They were set the brief of designing a bold new chair for ercol, taking the ercol heritage in craft chairmaking and giving it a bold new expression.  The designs were to embody refinement of form, fitness […]

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