Students from MDH reach final in design competition

Apr 23, 2012 | Student

Students from Mälardalen University have been nominated for a place in the final in the design competition Wonderful Garden, a competition about designing a garden product in plastic. The competition is arranged by The Swedish Plastics Industry Association, SPIF.

- It’s really great that we’ve been nominated and of course I hope we win. We’ve put a lot of work into the design of the product, says Kajsa Berggren, who is a third-year student at the Innovation and Product Design programme, and is one of the students in the project group.

The project group consists of seven students: Kajsa Berggren, Marie Norling, Matilda Lagerkvist, Jan-Peter Rosén, Fredrik Nyberg, Linda Gustavsson, Axel Hällström and Sofie Danilov from years 3-5 at the Innovation and Product Design, and the Innovation, Production and Logistics programmes. Since last autumn the students have been reading the course in Project Work in Product and Process Development, and the Wonderful Garden competition is linked to the course.

The product that reached the final is called VeggiLine and is a set of plant signs to mark out where different vegetables and root crops have been planted.

- This is a new fun variant of an already existing product. We have printed out the outlines of vegetables in a Rapid Prototyping machine that’s in the student workshop at MDH, says Kajsa.

The other products are partly a kubb plate, “Plattan i mattan”, which is used for putting under the kubb blocks so that they don’t fall down by themselves, and a wall-hung plant pot, “See-d” which is used to neatly make your own plant wall.

Staff from IDT who have been involved in the project are Jan Frohm, Leif Grönvall, Ragnar Tengstrand and Henrik Lekryd. The prizes will be presented at the ELMIA Polymer Fair in Jönköping on 10 May.