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BA Product Design

Alex Radivan

I have a passion for enduring, narrative-driven designs. My design approach prioritises longevity and innovation through craftsmanship. This year, I've explored a diverse range of design styles, reimagining periods of design from a contemporary perspective, while emphasising innovation.

'Karl and Rita' Loveseat

273513-258542 - N0928759 - Zahra Achda- 28 April, 2024 1007 PM - Achda_Zahra_Trailshare_Co

The 'Karl and Rita' loveseat is a tribute to timeless design and craftsmanship, created for longevity with a focus on narrative storytelling. Its angled seating design encourages intimate conversations, inviting individuals to share family histories. The inclusion of a hidden compartment doubles as a memory box for cherished mementos. Drawing inspiration from 'Arts and Crafts' influences, the design features a woven back and seats. The chair is crafted from solid ash with an ebonised finish. Touch points such as the arms and backrests will develop character over time, revealing the chair's history through the patina of the finish.

The Rubus Table Lamp

A homage to New Retro Italian and Scandinavian design, this mood lamp creates pockets of warmth and comfort within a room. The design features a satin finish and an opal glass shade surrounded by 5 segmented petals, casting warm rays of light, and a cosy ambient glow. The lamp is complete with a vintage inspired braided fabric cable and a genuine embossed leather tag. Crafted from solid beech timber and rolled chrome-plated steel tubing, the Rubus table lamp is created with longevity in mind. In addition to this, the lamp can be fully disassembled for maintenance and repair, using only a screwdriver.

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