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Sejal Vachher

BA Product Design

I am fuelled by finding inspiration in daily life and generating eccentric ideas that lead to innovative solutions. Working with live briefs at university has helped me understand my design drivers and shape my values, with a particular focus on circular sustainability. In my free time, I enjoy immersing myself in Elle Decor's weekly newsletter, and making origami birds out of barista menus while sipping on iced americanos in the sunshine.

Jalse | Embracing sustainability through rainwater harvesting

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I wanted to take on a project that has a larger meaning and positively contributes to the planet. This year has encouraged me to understand my own sustainable values and knit them throughout my design process. Fascinated by rain, I was keen to image how will the concept of saving water be executed in an urbanization obsessed future. With an increase in rental homes, and millennial families that are growing to become more nuclear, I wanted to see how design can prompt good habits that are sustainable in individuals.
Jalse's organic and renter friendly design requires no installation and blends in uniquely in one's balcony. My approach to this process was fairly user centric, as I wanted the design outcome to be versatile and simple. The modularity of this design allows it's users to purchase a suitable quantity of vessels and expand it as their needs grow. Simplicity was a major factor that influenced my design decisions as I wanted the design to be free standing, less complicated and self-sufficient. The organic form compliments the outdoorsy balcony and invites it's audience to take their first small step towards water sustainability.


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I wanted to find what sustainability meant for me as an individual and project those ideas through the physical form of a speaker. Satchel is a handy, compact and portable Bluetooth speaker that is made 80% out of stainless-steel sheet metal, which makes all of it's outer body fully recyclable. This speaker was designed keeping in mind the importance of design for disassembly, which directed the sleek and minimal form.

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