Roger Limbrick


Design & Manufacture of Play Equipment & Toys - Higher Diploma
London College of Furniture 1973 - 1980
course tutor: Roger Limbrick

A two year post graduate course set up by Roger Limbrick in 1973 created an exciting area of study at a high level. Many of the projects were carried out in collaboration with other professionals in hospitals, schools, the Toy Libraries Association etc. The course expanded, together with the Furniture Design School, into the development of MA studies in "Design for the Disabled". This is now established as an "Inclusive Design" MA course
at the London Metropolitan University.
The photographs above are from an article by Ilse Gray "Play as you Learn" published in Design Magazine, July 1975, on the design work completed by the first students on this course.
City & Guilds Creative Studies - Toymaking
London College of Furniture 1973 - 1980
course tutor: Roger Limbrick

Roger limbrick developed the Creative Studies courses from furnishing textiles, basketry, and upholstery into all aspects of craft toymaking. This two year part-time course (later a four year course) included modules on wooden toys, puppetry, and soft toy making. A key feature of the course was to show students the processes involved in originating designs from their own ideas. An example in the soft toy module would be to design a soft toy animal from scratch. This involved drawing animals at the Natural History museum and then using these to create their own individual designs. Gillian Salter worked with Roger to produce designs illustrating the complete process - she is shown above with their chimp design and pig design.