BA Product Design
My interest in design is rooted in its ability to impact the user physically and emotionally. I approach my work with curiosity and focus on delivering products which drive business success. Although the projects I undertake differ in subject, I hope part of my design personality is evident in each.
After multiple experiences at music festivals over the past few years, I was beginning to see a rise in cheap, single-use tents which were being abandoned and dumped at the end of the festival weekend. The very nature of festivals is temporary, therefore, I understood it would be a challenge to create a product which could have a positive long-term impact. However, I believed in order to find a solution for the waste, you must find value in it.
Repitched is a lightweight camping chair boasting a strong aluminium frame which supports the design centrepiece, a collaged seat made from reclaimed tent fabric which was abandoned at UK music festivals. The collage incorporates numerous pieces of material from discarded tents and includes many details such as seams and fasteners that cement the chair to its material roots.
The pandemic has changed the way we work forever. The new ?hybrid working era? is upon us, and while we may have just about adjusted to an exponential increase in hours spent working at home, our homes have not. Studying the latest trends from major forecaster and analytics company WGSN, the demand for flexible lighting to support our new flexible working patterns is on the rise. The spaces within our homes are now required to perform more uses for us than ever, and the home office space is no exception.
Fold is my interpretation of how lighting can be used to help transition between times in which we require a space for work, and times in which we need to relax and reflect. Crafted from a single sheet of powder coated aluminium, the lamp and moving shade combination allow light to be reflected down onto the desk when working, before being rotated to shine a diffused light up onto the walls and ceiling above, to relax.