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Co-oproduct & Life Photographic ReUse Fashion Project Winners
We are really pleased to be able to announce the five NTU Fashion projects who scooped our ReUse Fashion Project Prize. The five lucky project winners got some serious professional time with the Life Photographic team, resulting in a fully emersive fashion shoot on location or in the very cool Life Photographic studios. Including Hair, Make-up, Models, props, etc...
Co-oproduct takes ReUse project to NTU Fashion students...
We're pleased to showcase an excellent range of Fashion Garments and Products designed by first year BA (Hons) Fashion students at NTU. We challenged over 80 students to design fashion products from waste and they knocked us for six! So good were the projects, that we just had to select the best 5 and arrange for them each to carry out a professional shoot with Life Photographic photographer Wayne Harker-Gill. We'll be posting the final shoot pics here, so keep watching...
Co-oproduct welcomes Kerry Truman to the Team!
We would like to say a big welcome and formally introduce Kerry Truman to the Co-oproduct Team! Kerry is a Senior Technician within the School of Education at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is an expert hands-on maker and is heading up a new "LEARN how to REUSE" area of the new Co-oproduct website, which will showcase everything there is to know about ReUse and practical MAKING skills. Kerry will also run his own daily workshop blog on the new site which will provide valuable insight into day-to-day workshop practices.
In the meantime, you can follow Kerry's daily posts by going to his Member Profile...
Co-oproduct ReUse @ China
Co-oproduct is pleased to have been invited to run a ReUse project with Chinese students at Harbin Engineering University (HEU), Harbin, China. Completed projects made from Chinese post-consumer waste are to be openly published on the Co-oproduct site soon. The reuse project has been very well received and has now been embedded into the HEU curriculum.
Top 10 Co-oproduct projects featured on Shareable.net
Thumbs up as Co-oproduct hits 1000 Likes
Only 6 months after launching the Co-oproduct facebook page hits 1000 likes. A big thank you to all who have followed us.
Co-oproduct members receive great reviews following Dutch Design Week, 2012
Seems that the world just can't get enough of Co-oproduct's Oliver Staiano's Cyclehangers made from an old BMX bike parts. These beautiful hangers have been travelling the world viral, since last November. This month, we see another great reveiw by Ana Lisa Alperovich, Inhabitat.
Co-oproduct members receive great reviews following Dutch Design Week, 2012
These wonderful Glass Utensils created from Glass Spirit Bottles, by Co-oproduct's member Michael Hannaford are getting some serious international attention. Beginning with a great reveiw by Ana Lisa Alperovich, Inhabitat.
Co-oproduct and Sarah Turner display at the Future Factory
PLLANT Co-oproduct Showcase Launch Collection at Dutch Design Week, 2012
PLLANT Launch Collection, DDW, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Date: 20th October -> 28th October 2012
The new upcycling design collaboration PLLANT exhibits it's launch collection at
Dutch Design Week 2012, Netherlands. The collection showcases a wide variety
of innovative product outcomes, all made from reuse materials, across a variety of
different design disciplines.
PLLANT Co-oproduct is launched: A new Academic, Upcycling Collaboration.
Co-oproduct, with the support of Nottingham Trent University, has formed an alliance with other UK design institutions to launch a new Academic, Upcycling Collaboration . PLLANT is a collaborative design group involving young designers from Plymouth University, Lincoln, Loughborough and Nottingham Trent University in the UK. The group concentrates on the Upcycling of Waste Material to create a range of innovative and enhanced outcomes. The project will showcase it's work internationally at major design festivals and events throughout the coming months. For more info visit: http://www.co-oproduct.org/pllant
Co-oproduct brings new "social' element to the site!
We've recently installed a fantastic new 'Social' element to our site, which allows you all to join and create groups, add friends, post/share images, links, videos and a whole lot more. You'll need to sign up or log - in to start using it! Go here to start socialising...
Co-oproduct @ The National Centre for Craft and Design
Co-oproduct is very pleased to be invited to exhibit a selection of it's members Reuse projects at The National Centre for Craft and Design, the largest space in England dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of contemporary craft and design. The exhibition is set up in the Exchange Space on the top floor of the centre and runs until 4th November 2012.
The Future Factory team at NTU vacated their desks and headed to the workshops for a Co-oproduct Upcycling Day. Starting with a collection of everyday packaging waste materials the team created a number of reuse items, including a clock and earrings made form milk bottles, a cereal box chandelier, a paper basket and a lace lamp. All of the projects are to be featured on the Co-oproduct website and come with full Make-It-Yourself instructions of how to make them.
Sarah Turner's Coca Cola Olympic installations revealed
The lighting and sculpture made by Co-oproduct's Project Guardian, Sarah Turner for the Cola Hospitality Centre at the Olympic Park are finally revealed. The commission consists of 5 huge 2 metre wide lights which use 190 plastic bottles each! There is also a huge sculpture, 9 metres tall made from reusing thousands of pieces of waste bottles and cans!! What a brilliant example of how otherwise packaging waste can be used as both the source of raw materials and as a design tool, to create something innovative and very special. Congratulations Sarah!
Thumbs up as Co-oroduct hits 800 + Likes
Only 4 months after launching the Co-oproduct facebook page hits 800 + likes. A big thank you to all who have supported us.
Co-oproduct Portal Improvements...
We are currently improving many areas of our portal and services:
1. We are making some superb additions to our members area of our portal. This includes expanded Profile options and other interactive features.
2. We are integrating Facebook login features, so that you don't have to go through our registration process if you don't want to or don't have time.
3. We are building a MIY Tutorials database. This will be a fantastic resource for anyone interested in Making any of the Co-oproducts on our site. It will include images, video's and commentry on how to manufacture as well as Health & Safety info and a whole range of demo's of accessible tools, equipment and techniques.
Co-oproduct gets Core77 attention
Only a few weeks following our official launch and our portal attracts the attention of Core77 Design Magazine.
Co-oproduct hosts launch event and opens ReUse Exhibition
Designers, practitioners and educators from a varety of different subject areas, came together to celebrate a common passion for Creative ReUse, at Co-oproduct's launch event. Hosted by Nottingham Trent University and supported by NTU's Future Factory, Co-oproduct founders Jamie Billing and Tracy Cordingley shared their passion and vision for the Co-oproduct project. The event was marked by the opening of a permanent ReUse exhibition at the University which showcases a selection of ReUse products from the Co-oproduct website.
The Co-oproduct ReUse @ NTU Exhibition
Double Olympic Success for Sarah Turner
We are very pleased to announce that Co-oproduct's Project Guardian, Sarah Turner has secured a double Olympic success for Coca Cola. Sarah will be not only be designing and making the lighting for the Coca Cola hospitality suite at the Olympic Park, but has also won the commision to make a 9 metres tall sculpture...all made from waste plastic bottles and cans!
Congratulations to Sarah and watch this space for projects updates!
Getting the Hang of UpCycling
Co-oproduct's CycleHangers Collection by Olly Staiano's sparks an array of interesting product reviews within the design community, including the leading design magazine Core 77.
Thomas Glover's RB7 Can Car goes viral!
The F1 RB7 Can Car by Thomas Glover, made fom ReUsed Red Bull drinks cans, goes into 7th Gear and is quickly picked up by Red Bull Racing.
Chris Selway's Original Source Lights go viral!
The Original Source Lights by Chris Selway, made from ReUsed Original Source plastic shower gel bottles, cause a stir on the Original Source fan page and fuel a plastic bottle ReUse competition.
Co-oproduct.org goes 'live' after years in development
We are very pleased to be live today (19th March) after many years in development. We look forward to our official Launch Party on the 2nd May 2012.