Talented Designers Offer Storage Solutions

Posted in Homepage, News - June 8th, 2018

Year 11 Product Design students have been hard at work on their GCSE coursework and have come up with some imaginative and useful products.  The class researched and developed their products to meet one of two briefs: Portable Mobile Phone Speakers or Items of Storage. 

As you will see, we have some talented students here at Longhill High and from left to right in our photos, here is some detail on the designs and materials used.

Lewis saw inspiration from the De Stijl Movement and used colourful acrylic shapes to cover screw holes on his jigsaw-derived storage rack.

Solomon practised challenging joinery skills in order to develop accuracy and discipline, which will help him on his journey to becoming a carpenter.

TJ layered multiple colours of paint and selectively sanded through to the base.  TJ finished the speaker by adding a layer of varnish to increase contrast and create a sense of depth.

Millie added a rustic effect to her storage unit. Millie filled, painted, sanded & varnished her work in order to embrace and celebrate undesirable defects such as screw holes, joins and minor flaws.

Liam hand-forged steel rods to turn his shoe storage unit into a robust item of seating.

Toby spent many hours hand-painting a faux wood grain, which he applied to an MDF structure.  Every internal and external surface of the structure is cladded with acrylic components or experimental surface effects.

Ben used reclaimed mahogany to craft a compact, portable speaker with acrylic, aluminium and laser-engraved components.

We think you will agree that this is fantastic work from our students and we hope that the GCSE examiners will be suitably impressed!