A ski lift for mountain bikes and a sandwich press that can be washed in the dishwasher are among more than 40 major projects by industrial design students on display this week. The exhibition showcases the work of the first cohort of students to progress through the unique industrial design program offered jointly by the University of Newcastle and Hunter TAFE.
Under the agreement, students complete the TAFE three-year Advanced Diploma of Product Design and Innovation before moving to the University to complete the one-year Bachelor of Industrial Design degree.
This exhibition includes works by final-year TAFE and University students. Other projects on display include an innovative coffee grinder, a public garbage bin designed to minimise back injuries and a ski rescue sled.
All works will be on display from 12pm - 6pm in the Watt Space Gallery, corner Auckland and King Streets, from Tuesday 8 - Sunday 13 December 2009.