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Student Cell Furniture Proposals

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posted on 2024-05-03, 11:12 authored by Lorraine Gamman, Adam Thorpe
BA Product Design

BA (Hons) Product Design students at Central Saint Martins took part in a 15-week project in 2018-2019 to generate cell furniture design concepts and prototypes. The students used a variety of resources and design-led research methods to understand the prison context and generate their design proposals. These resources and methods included the body of research gathered by DAC during the prison workshops at HMP Standford Hill, interviews with returned citizens, presentations given by HMP staff, an immersion visit to HMP Pentonville, and presentation from professional design practitioners from multi-disciplinary fields. Also, considering that it is very difficult to access real prison cells, DAC constructed a life-size replica of a UK prison cell complete with actual prison furniture, which allowed students to experience the cell environment to a certain degree and test their prototypes within these physical parameters.

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