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Joss Nichols

BA Product Design

As a designer I aspire to create products which users can create a connection with and equally provide long-lasting aestheticism and functionality. I want my design to hold a sense of purpose by promoting sustainable consumption through high quality products, a strong sense of durability, and timeless form.

The most sustainable Mules on earth?

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These shoes, titled Slowdays, aim to be a sustainable durable footwear alternative.
A primary driver for this project is avoiding virgin material creation as much as possible whilst retaining durability. A key success of this was the identification of reliable waste streams of quality materials; one such example is the leather that makes up over 80% of this design. The project sources all the leather from scrap offcuts which would have been sent to landfill from the English tannery C.F.Stead alongside metal from recycled Aluminium.
The design has aimed to stay durable, minimal, and versatile to appeal to users as a reliable daily piece of footwear.
The focus of this project is moving away from sustainability as primarily biodegradable singe use, instead making use of the backlog of materials already created to produce durable products as opposed to promoting further material and subsequent heavy emission production in design. Lighting: Ome

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Ome is a light designed to promote comfort and wellbeing. Ome creates a calm and inviting environment through soft warm lighting, a custom textured face and it's small squat design, creating a warm and inviting presence to any room in the home. Ome aims to create a space which promotes the user to engage in wellness activites and enhances the sections of the day that the consumer uses to unwind and de-stress.

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