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Ben Daymond

BSc Product Design

I am an open-minded designer who aspires to create aesthetically pleasing products without sacrificing functionality. I have a passion for the manufacture of products and enjoy using traditional handcrafting skills alongside the digital parts of the process, such as 3D rendering. I am always looking for opportunities to improve my skills.

Modular Doorframe Hangboard

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This modular doorframe hangboard allows climbers of all climbing abilities to train in a way that is custom and suitable to them. The grips can be located wherever the climber wants and is most comfortable for them, in order to help train without unnecessary strain. The mount hooks and fits onto the doorframe without damaging any walls, making this suitable for those living in temporary residences.

The product consists of two hangboards, one vertical and one horizontal. The horizontal hangboard creates an opportunity to train harder exercises at home and the addition of real rock grips allows for climbers to condition their skin ready for outdoor climbing, especially if they live somewhere where it's outdoor climbing isn't accessible.

The design process of this project included lots of trial and error through testing and improvement, until a working final outcome is designed.

Home Brewing Kombucha Tea Set

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Inspired by Japanese ceremonial tea sets, the Wabi-Sabi Kombucha set aims to create a similar practice of reflection and appreciation of food and drink. Kombucha is a fermented drink that has become very trendy within the health community but is something that has existed for a long time.

One of the aspects that makes kombucha unappealing to people is how the drink looks, and the slimy SCOBY that ferments the drink. So, by creating this beautiful ceramic container for the kombucha, it hides the unappealing aspect of the drink. By introducing and promoting this beginner-level fermentation process for users to make at home, it allows them to customise the drink in whatever way they like and makes them realise how easy and fun it actually is, which can open up loads of other fermented foods from around the world that have many probiotic health benefits.

The final design was inspired by the interior design style Japandi, which is a combination of Scandinavian and Japanese interiors, so that this statement piece will never look out of place and suits the rest of the interior. But by creating a minimalistic design, it is also suitable for lots of other homes.

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