Cass Furniture and Product Students exhibit project with leading designers SCP as part of Clerkenwell Design week 2019

Date: 13 May 2019

BDP, the leading architecture, engineering and design firm, are hosting an exhibition of new product design work by students on the BA Furniture and Product Design course at The Cass, London Metropolitan University developed as part of a live project with prestigious London design brand SCP.

The students were asked to generate designs that would fit with the SCP Boxed collection, which is typified by items that can be posted easily to customers. The pieces exhibited are either products or small furniture, sensitive to the existing collection’s use of materials and processes. In response, the group have produced a broad range of pieces ranging from small tables, stools, storage to a dustpan and brush. All of these objects have been beautifully made using the extensive workshop facilities at the Cass.

The Cass is grateful for the support offered by both SCP and BDP in facilitating this showcase during Clerkenwell Design Week. SCP are renowned for supporting design students and the live project this year saw Sheridan Coakley, the founder of SCP, and his team visiting The Cass to look at the final presentations.

Talking about the exhibition, Hannah Rose, third Year Furniture & Product student said: "It was great having such an open brief from SCP, and really inspiring getting to design something for their collection. It was useful as designers to learn about how products are boxed and shipped, and it also brought a fun and unique element to the project". Will Smith, Senior Lecturer in Furniture and Product Design added,  "This is a brilliant opportunity for the Furniture and Product students at the Cass. To showcase one of their live projects with the prestigious SCP furniture brand at BDP offers them a professional platform during Clerkenwell Design Week – the centre of London’s design industry."

The exhibition takes place during Clerkenwell Design Week from the 21 to the 23 May, Daily from 11am to 6pm, including a private view on the 21st from 5pm to 8pm and workshops for visitors every afternoon.

Image: Udon Stools by Anton Mikkonen

three wavy stools interlocked against blue background

News details

Venue BDP
16 Brewhouse Yard
Dates 21-23 May 2019, 11am-6pm Daily
Launch event 21 May 5pm -8pm 
Follow The Cass @TheCassArt