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BA Product Design

Oscar Deakin

I take a methodical and practical approach to everything I design; my favourite challenge is to create solutions to problems, and fine tuning my designs to be as efficient as possible. Since school I have had a profound interest in 3D modelling and visualisation.


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

During my placement year in London, I noticed the extreme temperatures on the London Underground, and I saw this project as an opportunity to discover, is it possible to use the waste heat to benefit the passengers and workers on the Underground. EnviroAir uses a heat pump system to capture the waste heat from the ventilation tunnels in the underground and convert it into a cool, comfortable breeze. Heat pumps are an incredibly efficient method of cooling as they have a thermal conversion efficiency of 300%. Along with the HEPA filter placed behind the grill to capture the pollutants in the station air, this system will create a much more comfortable environment for commuters. The design mimics the current style of TfL with the introduction of the Elizabeth Line. These cooling units are designed to be installed into the older stations which were not developed with cooling in mind. The modern design is meant to be a statement in contrast to the older original stations. Bringing awareness to the high temperatures while being unmistakably TfL.


The Kelvin lamp was designed to help with separating relaxation and focused lighting. This is achieved through the use of colour temperature and hues. Warm hues are used to stimulate melatonin production and induce relaxation, while on the other hand, cooler crisp tones are used to help with focus and make the user more alert. This transition is achieved through the use of a single colour bulb in a swivelling shade, this can be turned by the user and shined through an orange acrylic disc to create a soft diffused warm ambient light source. Kelvin is primarily constructed from brass and marble to suit the raw and minimalist industrial luxe trend. offering an elegant yet functional aesthetic to the product. Kelvin was designed with manufacturing and repairability in mind requiring only basic CNC methods, two welds and simple screw fittings.

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