The objects in this display have been designed and made by second-year foundation degree students from the Rycotewood Furniture Centre at the City of Oxford College. Through a series of visits to the Pitt Rivers Museum the students have been inspired by the exhibits and by the Museum itself.

The theme of ‘interaction’ is a challenging one. Games and puzzles as well as musical instruments were presented as answers to the brief. The students have used a range of materials and processes to create both practical and conceptual pieces. Wood and metal sit with textiles and plastic; the processes used include woodcarving and weaving, as well as ceramics and metalworking techniques.

These students will go on to graduate this summer with a Foundation Degree in Furniture: Design and Make, and many will stay on at Rycotewood Furniture Centre to work towards a BA (Hons) in Furniture: Design and Make.