Speaking about the partnership with Kingspan, Tara Whelan
Interaction Design Lecturer at NCAD
We have worked with Kingspan for many years, providing the company with PR services in the ROI market.
Our work has included launching new products, running a wide range of consumer PR campaigns, creating and managing media partnerships, brand activation, most recently at the National Ploughing Championships and amplifying sponsorships.
Kingspan and NCAD
Kingspan teamed up with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) on a collaboration piece, offering students the opportunity to showcase their talents and get creative with second life material.
The students were tasked with redesigning an object using pellets from reclaimed Kingspan Oil Tanks, showcasing the importance of the circularity of plastic use.
We were briefed that while our main message was to communicate the partnership with National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Kingspan wanted to solidify their commitment to operating a sustainable business that delivers sustainable products and services and to amply the news that Kingspan bunded oil tanks are 100% recyclable.
The project was integrated into the curriculum and students got inspired, came up with innovative ideas and then created their final products – using only recycled or reusing material already in existence.
The final creations were brought to life by the students in 3-D print, creating an array of final pieces, varying from EarPods to wearable pieces of art.
The students ‘Reuse, Recreate’ designs and creations were put on display in the NCAD gallery and judged by Irish designer Helen Steele and industry peers.
“This creative partnership with Kingspan, with the aid of RNN Communications has given our students the opportunity to work on a really innovative and challenging project, and it’s reinforced the importance of using reclaimed materials and of their versatility. “We were particularly keen to highlight the juxtaposition between using industrial pellets to create objectives that are traditionally quite precious e.g. jewellery and accessories. We’ve very proud of the range and calibre of submissions from our students and are pleased that this project has positively impacted on our students’ knowledge of materials and the importance of reuse.”