Will Rowland

A hands-on designer, with a passion for woodworking, I enjoy exploring the boundaries between modern and traditional. My work often strives to solve real world problems, putting user interaction at the forefront of any design. Physical modelling is at the centre of my process, no matter what the brief, bringing designs to life as often as possible.

Minor Project- Heal

“Heal” is an exploration into repair in traditional furniture. A study on attitudes towards repairing damaged pieces, using the ‘visible mend’ as opposed to shying away from the repair. Each broken piece of furniture tells a story, therefore creating a user driven process of repairing it, allows that story to be continued. Research culminated in a physical solution using 3D printed parts to repair a classic Ercol Windsor, allowing it to continue to be used, whilst continuing its own narrative.

Dressing Table

Designed as part of a live brief with Joined and Jointed, this standing dressing table provides a solution for small space living. Created with everyday use in mind, the dresser creates storage space at a universally comfortable height for the user’s most commonly used items. The walnut frame and oak panels provide a classic look, which would fit in any surrounding. A contempory and accessible product for users looking for a quality product within a limited space.

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