St Cross College, Oxford
St Cross is one of Oxford University’s most recently developed postgraduate colleges. Established in 1965, the College offers courses in a variety of subjects and prides itself on the relaxed structure of its social facilities, a policy integral to their strong scholarly community.
After visiting the Taplanes exhibition at St John’s College, Oxford last year, St Cross College approached Taplanes® to create a new vanity unit to replace an existing unit that was part of a fitted wardrobe system, as the time had come to refurbish and upgrade. Taplanes® created a solution manufactured in polypropylene and accessorised with a complimentary coloured composite material top and shelf. It was just what St Cross were looking for.
Taplanes’® approach to the problem was to design a suitably modern one piece unit that could replace the existing one without any major alteration. The design team were eager to undertake the task of creating a new product to fit seamlessly into the student bedrooms with little disruption to the existing unit, making it easier to install. The units were made to measure and are a hygienic, waterproof and practical solution for the college.