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BA Furniture & Product Design

Ruta Vilipa

Design is my playground of self-discovery where I create a balance between boldness and tranquillity by experimenting with materials and compositions. I find joy in the vibrant mix of multimedia, drawing inspiration from people's stories, culture and the raw beauty of nature, and seeking connection in every design endeavour.


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

Troupe is a set of individually hand-turned stools made from locally sourced timber. When friends come over, disassemble this woodsy troupe to reveal a collection of sturdy stools, ready to accommodate guests. Plus, they're designed to stay put, so no worries about them tumbling over. Not just limited to seating, these stools can be flipped over into side tables with concave tops serving dual functions. Whether it's a playful mix of contrasting elements or a harmonious blend of complementary hues and forms, the versatility of stacked stools allows space for creative possibilities to enhance the living space.

Coffee Grounds Bioplastics

The coffee grounds bioplastics project is an exploration into sustainable product design, where the process is driven by experimentation with organic and waste materials. Crafted from recycled organic fair-trade coffee grounds, the material is biodegradable, vegan friendly and the 25% shrinkage during drying adds a touch of uniqueness to every product. The thinness of the material influences the final shape, creating an aesthetic that evolves as the piece dries. This material is heatproof, food-safe, lightweight, and can be reshaped in specific conditions.

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