BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design
I am compelled by honest objects achieving their goals by simple means. Observations of these objects have inspired a design process of reduction and refinement until the idea is realised in its most elemental form.
A Stargazer*s Chair
Bestowing control of the night sky to the sitter, the object defines a space in the garden for naked eye exploration of the stars above. Swivel and reclining motion is derived from the Dobsonian telescope, re-engineered over nine prototypes to be controlled by the observer upon the seat.
A seemingly-solid object splits in two with a raise of the table; deployed to serve guests or assist with the task at hand, while the shelves remain put to store your books or records. This concept of blending typologies was inspired by historical examples of vernacular furniture.