From a moveable board game table to lights which could save the lives of motorcyclists there’s an eclectic range of designs to explore by Preston students.Advertisement
A free exhibition is taking place at the University of Central Lancashire for the public to see what postgraduate students have created.
Interior design student Julie Holgate has transformed an assortment of vintage suitcases into mid-20th century board games with accompanying seats.
It moves around allowing people to play chess, draughts, rollerball and skittles wherever they please.
The 37-year-old from Whalley said: “I wanted to create something which allows people, both young and old, to socialise together in a fun environment.
“I can imagine it at a railway station where people have time on their hands and can interact together.”
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24-year-old Adam Stansfield hopes his invention will make a difference, with modular magnetic lights controlled by the rider’s smart phone.
Adam said: “I used to be a motorcyclist myself so I am well aware of the dangers of driver in-attention. The helmet lights work cleverly with Google Maps so that, for example, the lights automatically flash when the driver approaches a junction.”
Donated bedsheets and duvet covers have been reworked by surface pattern student Lisa Ryan.
The Burnley student has crocheted together an eye-catching safe space for people to sit and relax.
The 45-year-old said: “When I stand next to a river I find the running water makes me so calm and I like how all my senses are alert so I wanted to reflect that feeling in my work.”
Executive dean of the faculty of culture and creative industries at UCLan Andrew Ireland said: “It’s really amazing to see such fantastic work on display which has been created by our very talented students. This fantastic exhibition is a showcase of such a diverse range of work and it makes me very proud to see these students step up to start their creative careers.”
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The work by more than 70 students is available to see for free in the PR1 Gallery in UCLan’s Victoria Building off Adelphi Street.
It’s open on weekdays from 10am to 4pm until Thursday 26 October.
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