End Grain Stationery
Student Designer Winner 2015
Designer: Simin Qiu
College/University: Royal College of Art
Wood Species: Pine
The End Grain stationery accessories collection was inspired by the wooden floor in the Barbican theatre. The surface pattern of the floor reflects the nature from which it was derived. The aim was to introduce this mix of nature and man-made beauty and apply it to functional, everyday products accessible to all. As pine is widely used in carpentry there is often much waste that cannot be used for large products. This collection uses the end grain patterns from off-cut, which are carefully cut and glued together.