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BA Product Design

Ella Sainsbury

I draw inspiration from our natural surroundings. I am passionate about the design and development of sustainable materials and products. Throughout my design process, I embrace a conscientious and methodical design ethos, aiming to reduce our dependence on single-use products and foster a shift towards a more enduring and mindful consumption culture.


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

Pressed presents an innovative approach to sustainable packaging, made using grape pomace, an often neglected by-product of the wine industry. Embracing the inherent potential of waste-derived materials, Pressed seeks to transcend conventional packaging norms, championing environmental stewardship by reducing reliance on virgin materials. Beyond its biodegradable formula, Pressed serves as a beacon of awareness, shedding light on the valuable resources typically dismissed as waste. By repurposing discarded materials, Pressed not only offers a solution to the environmental challenges posed by traditional petroleum-based packaging but also inspires a paradigm shift in how we perceive and utilise resources. Through its commitment to sustainability and resourcefulness, Pressed embodies a harmonious blend of innovation, functionality, and environmental consciousness; a testament to the power of responsible design and shaping a more sustainable future.


Duskify is a lamp designed to help professionals wind down and relax at the end of the workday. Since the pandemic, a lot of professionals have shifted to a more hybrid working pattern. This has blurred the boundary between the working day and the pre-sleep wind-down, which is having a negative effect on sleep quality. Inspired by the biomimicry principles, Duskify emulates sunset tones. Sunsets can make us feel tired due to the body?s natural response to changes in light. As the sun sets and darkness falls, our bodies begin to produce more melatonin, a hormone that signals it?s time to sleep. This increase in melatonin production can make us feel drowsy and ready for bed. The decrease in light also impacts our circadian rhythms, the internal body clock that regulates our sleep cycle. Circadian rhythms are closely tied to the cycle of the sun and are powerfully influenced by light exposure.

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