Gaze Burvill was delighted to welcome 10 students from the Royal College of Art (Design Products course) for a day experiencing how Britain’s leading outdoor furniture manufacturer balances cutting edge design techniques in a commercial setting.
Towards the end of 2016, two institutions forged a unique partnership with one another to forge forward together in functional design.
The Royal College of Art, notably recognised as the world’s leading design college, and Gaze Burvill, designers and manufacturers of fine outdoor furniture, were pleased to be able to not only partner for this project, but also to help educate the upcoming minds in design on the practicalities of designing in a commercial environment. Craftsmanship and the act of prototyping and making is deeply embedded in the Design Products programme.
The day came together after a serendipitous encounter between Dr Robert Phillips, Senior Tutor, Design Products at the Royal College of Art and Simon Burvill, Managing Director of Gaze Burvill at the New Designers Show on Roy Tam’s Plymouth University.