Edinburgh Napier students join forces with kids to design 44 doors
‘Fairies’ in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will soon be able to leave their trees in style thanks to a new creative door project.
Second year Product Design students from Edinburgh Napier University have joined forces with children from city-based Daddy Day Care to design and produce a total of 44 eye-catching fairy doors.
The doors are made from a range of materials including plastic, wood and even 3D print and belong to a number of creative fairy characters designed by the children.
Characters include Tega the warrior fairy and Flos the ecologist fairy whose wings imitate the petals of an iris flower.
The fairy characters and doors have been brought to life by the Edinburgh Napier students as part of their second year programme at the University. The project has allowed them to gain valuable public exhibition experience.
The doors – along with a description board that explains the back-story of each fairy - were on display in the John Hope Gateway building within the gardens from Friday 3 November until Sunday 5 November.
It was the only chance to see all 44 within the Edinburgh garden before they go on display at the other gardens within the Botanic family next year - Benmore in Argyll, Dawyck in the Scottish Borders and Logan in Dumfries and Galloway.
Around 10 doors will remain in each garden as the exhibition travels around to form fairy door trails for both kids and big kids to enjoy. The three sister gardens are set to re-open after the Winter break in March 2018.