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Christian Quiling

Considering to be a creative of multi-disciplinary backgrounds, Design had been a pivotal turning point for delving into understanding and criticizing product design which has led me to be heavily influenced by speculative and critical design; posing ‘What If’ questions that can open discussion about the kind of futures that could be explored, fictionally speaking. My current design ethos places prominence onto observing how technologies are becoming heavily integrated within our ‘humanly’ daily lives – and focuses on assessing and highlighting how current applications and implications of these technologies are showing the importance digital normality today - and with looking at potential futures.

With a year of experience in the marketing industry, working as a design intern at John Pye Auctions has developed my understanding of marketing from an auction-led POV that, at the time, had taken social media marketing on board for exponential growth and online presence. Other interests such as Music and Fashion, to name a few, are what I spend most my spare time on.

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Béton - A Concrete Desk Trinket Collection

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When used in describing architecture, Brutalism refers to a dynamic geometric style that is massive, monolithic and block in appearance - typically contains copious amounts of poured concrete.

The Béton desk trinket collection - consisting of a bookend, glasses and clutter holder, and paperweight, sets its foundations within and expresses the views of the architectural design movement Brutalism, and attempts to embody Brutalist ethic, rather than a focal point on looks and or aesthetics - an uncompromising desire to tell it like it is, from a design perspective.


Speculative Design - The Intentional Collection

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In relation to Speculative / Critical Design, The Intentional Collection looks at how current use of technology has implicated changes in our social and psychological behaviour. The Intentional Collection includes three items, the ‘Never-Not-Buzzing Pager’, the ‘Automated Mouse Wheel’ and the ‘Useless Phone’, which highlights use of technology before resting, instant gratification of messaging and replying, and the ways in which browsing social media has become an automation, more than a habit.