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Group 17 UP-CYCLE

Working with Mustard Tree to Up-Cycle old furniture into a new bespoke piece. // Download Poster

Stephen M // Adrian W // James D // Connor T

Final Presentations
Posted 9 Apr 2017 12:51
Huge Thank you to Mustard Tree for all their support with this event and for providing this space for the final presentation. We hope the university will maintain this relationship we have developed with Mustard Tree with next years events program
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A focus on joints
Posted 9 Apr 2017 12:48
Putting on the final touches!
Posted 31 Mar 2017 12:09
Events Video Draft 31/03/17
Posted 31 Mar 2017 11:31
Starting to come together nicely! Now time to glue
Posted 29 Mar 2017 13:19
One, Two, Threeasel!
One of the group members, Hamish, creates a model consisting of lollipop sticks to envisage a triangular base for foldable easels.
Posted 28 Mar 2017 00:01
At the SEED B.15 workshop, Elkie notices the camera, whilst James and Harry discuss the frame of their up-cycled chair design.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 23:38
Hamish works on some timber as the designing and planning process of the furniture is constructed in the second week of the project.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 23:33
Game on!
The group split into three larger groups as they find out there will be a competition and judging panel of Mustard Tree and OMI Architects on the second friday of the Events period.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 23:27
Ade, k man, tel em they can go home!
The group chats as they finish for the day following a long discussion about each of their design ideas and the next stage of developing these further by rearranging everybody into three larger groups.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 23:22
The group were split into pairs and asked to work through the ideas that they had, whilst also encouraging them to draw and illustrate these thoughts in their own style.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 23:02
Tour of Mustard Tree
The group are taken to see a number of creative's sheds and studios and also the one in which our collaborator, Graham, works.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:41
James briefs and prepares the group as they are taken around on a tour of the offices and creative spaces of Mustard Tree.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:33
...There's quite a few tables guys!
At the back store of Mustard Tree's offices in Ancoats the group assess the growing collection of selected furniture.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:31
Could a suitcase be transformed into furniture?
In the afternoon of the first day Melody and Julie inspect the store's collection of items.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:21
11am, Day One... The project is outlined and brief is presented to the students, informing them they will be visiting Mustard Tree later in the afternoon.
Posted 27 Mar 2017 22:11
Salvaging the crib for extra parts
Posted 27 Mar 2017 20:09
Graham very kindly gave up his time to come to the University and talk to the students about his experiences working with Mustard Tree and give key feedback to further inform the narrative and design of our bespoke furniture
Posted 24 Mar 2017 14:45
An informal crit for the students to share ideas and discuss the best way to approach the brief
Posted 24 Mar 2017 14:44
Nathan from Mustard Tree very kindly showed us around their facility and spoke to the students passionately about the important work that goes on there. We also got a chance to see a little preview of OMI's proposal for their office refurb.
Posted 24 Mar 2017 14:43
Getting the paints out!
Posted 24 Mar 2017 14:39
To rebuild you have to debuild!!
Posted 24 Mar 2017 13:58
Presenting our work to Graham from Mustard Tree, got some great feedback
Posted 23 Mar 2017 15:33
Fantastic balsa wood model made by Harry Tate
Posted 23 Mar 2017 11:42
Some good ideas shaping up!
Posted 22 Mar 2017 15:06
Nothing beats actually working together as a group!
Posted 22 Mar 2017 12:01
Designing our pieces of furniture! Looking good!
Posted 22 Mar 2017 12:00
Some interesting pieces at Mustard Tree
Posted 21 Mar 2017 17:12
The Team
Posted 21 Mar 2017 17:01
Discussing ideas following our initial visit
Posted 21 Mar 2017 16:45
We've taken dimensions of the furniture, ready to start the design process
Posted 21 Mar 2017 16:43
The students chose ten pieces of furniture from Mustard Trees furniture store, most of which were in disrepair or badly damaged. In the coming days we will be salvaging parts for the final products
Posted 21 Mar 2017 16:40
Collating our furniture together with Mustard Tree
Posted 21 Mar 2017 16:40
Our Initial visit to Mustard Tree was a huge success
Posted 21 Mar 2017 16:38
We will be meeting for the first time in studio room CH711 at 11:00 on Monday the 20th of March.

If you are taking part in this event please join the facebook group

We look forward to seeing you there.
Posted 9 Mar 2017 13:09
The Agenda for our events program
Posted 15 Feb 2017 23:38
Our new poster updated with new agenda following feedback from Mustard Tree
Posted 15 Feb 2017 23:37
A Collaborative Project with Mustard Tree to produce Up-Cycled furniture
Posted 7 Feb 2017 13:40