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BA Product Design

Chris Davies

I find all aspects of the design process interesting. Finding real world problems and creating solutions through consideration of sustainability and market positioning allows me to create designs that will impact my target audiences. It is exciting to see a product grow from sketching to end product.


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

Solace is a tailor-made lounge chair that can be used to aid and combat postural issues in the user’s home spaces, without giving across the strong medically designed image that most existing posture aiding furniture does. Most of the posture focused furniture on the market is aimed at the office/workspace, however it has become clear that many issues in the modern day arise from bad practice in the relaxation environments, such as slouching, electronic use and overly soft furnishing.

Through personalised prescription from medical professionals, the Solace chair and its supportive cushions can be tailor-made to the individual users needs and ergonomics to give them a supported, correct, and comfortable sit. The design challenges popular material uses in the furniture market, testing the effectiveness of sheet metal production and reversible fixing methods, due to multiple production and sustainability benefits it brings. Solace is for all need that extra layer of support in comfort.


RoamCones are a set of light funneling forms that are designed to be mountable in a number of different ways and orientations in a home, outdoors or specifically in a camper van. Van life travel is the fastest growing vacational style in the last 5 years, largely due to the effects of Covid 19 and workcations in response to hybrid working. RoamCones come in a set, that can be placed around the van as the user needs, funneling light or spreading ambiance. The unique feature of this is that the light source is a transferrable orb that moves with the user from cone to cone, assisting the user in completing the task at hand and/or filling the space with light. Made from black oxide copper and teak wood, highly suited for outdoor conditions.

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