University of Technology Sydney

89035 Sense Studio: Press/Print

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This is an umbrella subject that includes studios in textiles and product design.

Sustainable textiles

Australia produces the world's best quality of woollen fibre – Australian merino wool ('The wool industry – looking back and forward', 2007). This fibre has considerable potential in the creation of innovative and sustainable products for fashion and interiors in both commercial and conceptual fields. Merino wool provides a vast array of benefits, which are explored through practical studio work, research and lectures. The subject is a supportive learning environment in which students' personal textile-based interests are developed into a finished product.

Small batch product design

This studio involves students working with an experienced designer and educator making objects and accessories for small batch production realised to a high degree of refinement. This might include fruit bowls, candle holders, speaker frames, lamp shades; basically anything smaller than a piece of furniture. Focuses include: the value of prototyping for gaining insights through design; the importance of process; conceptual clarity; aesthetic refinement; and the material imagination.

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