PRESS RELEASE - Movac helps local art students hit the catwalk

Well-known for their ground-breaking solutions, Movac supply high technology finishing products to the Wood, Automotive and Industrial markets. Movac strive to stand out and make a difference in the manufacturing industry and have taken the unique step to involve students with their biggest exhibition.

Movac approached local colleges to offer students the chance to design and create fashion fit for a catwalk, with only one condition – they needed to be made entirely out of wood! The final students from Suffolk One and Culford School eagerly began work on their projects with the timber and paint supplied by Movac. This incredible opportunity allowed the students to develop their portfolio with a live brief and their designs will be seen by hundreds of people at the W14 exhibition.

Mark Smith, Managing Director of Movac Group Ltd said “involving the work of students at this level is hugely important, as we are bringing the next generation of designers and technicians into the actual manufacturing process. We want to make a difference – not only to our customers with our innovative products and services – but to the industry as a whole and our communities.”

Suffolk One student, Harry Lymer said “This is a great opportunity working with a local company. It has enabled me to develop my design skills and understand the process of a real life brief and working with a client. I have enjoyed the process of being able to visit one of the Movac workshops and seeing my creations evolve. I am impressed with the quality of the paint finishes which really showcased my pop art design. I have been able to include this project in my professional coursework portfolio”.

Recent Culford A-Level student, Lucy Mason, 18, wanted to find a way of combining her passion in fashion design with her exam piece. The materials which Movac supplied helped her to realise this and she is now taking on another project using Movac’s wooden veneers to form attractive accessories and clothing to go down the catwalk. Lucy says, ‘My grandfather was a carpenter and my mother creates leather handbags so the concept of crafting clothes and accessories out of wood really appeals to me. I can’t wait to get started on this next project’.

The final designs will be modelled at W14 - the Joinery and Furniture Manufacturing Show at Birmingham NEC from Sunday 5th to Wednesday 8th October. Come and visit us on stand 6C425.