BA Product Design
My experience within the ceramic and furniture industries has offered a firm foundation for my design approach. This, in turn, has resulted in an interest in both craftsmanship and product commercialisation.
Through this approach, I aim to develop crafted objects that have a purpose, whist challenging industrial processes and systems.
Tops is a conceptual furniture range that tries to analyse current issues in the flat-pack furniture market and propose potential solutions. The product consists of a universal base with modular and reconfigurable components, with the goal of extending the life cycle of a flat pack product by adapting with the user over time. The design lifespan is integrated in every component of the design and system, which is comprised of a solid oak frame with steel accents. The range is accompanied by a second-hand platform in an attempt to democratise crafted flat pack furniture, with the intention of viewing flat pack as a circular system rather than linearly taking influence from the fashion market and its approach to the second-hand market and sustainability.
Hasami' is a portable lamp designed for the hybrid home.
The function of the home has changed over recent years due to events such as COVID-19, meaning the home has to adapt to being a multifunctional space. With that in a mind, 'Hasami' aimed to be a fit for this new environment.
Hasami was inspired by traditional ceramic forms and Japandi design language, creating a timeless table light. The inspiration from sculptural shapes was in an attempt for the light to fit in with similar objects within the home.
A light-intensity dial on the product's top allows the light to adapt to various functions. This create both a high-intensity task light, alongside a lower-intensity ambient light.