Using otherwise waste materials these knives are intended to give a new lease of life to items which would be otherwise discarded or become a decorative object, robbing them of their inherent usability. Due to the nature of the steel used in sheep shears, they lend themselves perfectly to a functional blade which can be sharpened and used for years. The strength of woods used in axe handles such as hickory or ash make the handle strong and means it can withstand washing and everyday kitchen use.
After finding a storm fallen sycamore tree, I decided to experiment with processing logs into usable timber. the wood was processed using only hand tools. Sycamore has a good strength to weight ratio compared to many other native hardwoods, so lends itself to a lightweight stool such as this where strength is important.
A work in progress, this project was conceived as a way to create a space using reclaimed or waste materials. All the windows have been reclaimed from local scrap merchants, and the framing materials and roof components were scrap materials from different sources. The intension was to create a space that could be used all through the year, and not require electricity. The windows informed the design, and are intended to allow the maximum amount of natural light into the space, while also providing views of the area around, and a wood burning stove will be installed to provide heat.
NC Shelving System
A customisable shelving system inspired by Kazimir Malevich and the Vitsoe 606 Universal Shelving System. Components can be selected by the user which are most useful to them. The basis for this shelving system was part of an ongoing project developing aids for sufferers of the neurological condition, Dyspraxia.
nc shelving system
The result of a one day project in conjunction with Transformeurs Association. Using scrap components and materials to lead the design process, an old heater, a switch, some brackets and wood were used to create a desk lamp
A coffee cup designed for espresso. the double skin around the outside of the cup allows it to be picked up without the need of a handle in order to create a more streamlined user friendly object.
'A good servant is discreet and self effacing in order to leave his master free.' (Le Corbusier 1925)
drawing inspiration from Le Corbusier's 'La Villa Savoye' and referencing 'The Modular' for many of its measurements, this chair is an experiment in the how simply a chair can be constructed in order to be unobtrusive and functional.
An experimental paper prototype. Highly decorative and over-the-top, the exaggerated use of perforated patterns explore the theme of gluttony.
A milk jug with simplicity and subtlety. Made from porcelain, it's function is instantly apparent through it's form. The wider opening allows the jug to be filled, with the smaller opening acting as a pouring spout. Shaped by hand, it is intuitive and comfortable to hold.
Using the iconic imagery of Joy Division's album cover, and reinterpreting it and representing it as a light object
A folding chair concept, intended to experiment with the flexibility and strength of laminated birch ply
This video camera was designed using a telescope as a starting point, attempting to bring the feeling of adventure into holiday photography/videography, while also functioning as a telescope. The hard wearing materials of brushed aluminium and rubber are intended to avoid the historical aesthetic of telescopes such as leather and brass, giving the camera a contemporary durable aesthetic, while the button configuration is designed to be intuitively functional
The intention of this piece is for the object to not only act as a note holder, but also as a visual reminder to the user. As a dyspraxic person, I find nothing more frustrating than carefully writing a shopping list, and once at the supermarket, forgetting that i wrote the list, and buying nothing that is required. Drawing upon the historical context of sending 'feeble minded' people on errands, and removing any onus from them by pinning a note to their jacket for the shopkeeper, the notion of dyspraxic people being idiots is debated, linking to the use of humour as a coping mechanism that many dyspraxia sufferers use to combat daily problems.
This piece is intended to celebrate the simple qualities of sycamore wood, with its textured natural bark, juxtaposed with the smooth white wood within.
This knife is intended to explore the long history of design simpatico between Japan and Norway, using a selection of components and materials bought in Norway, and using the design ethos and aesthetic qualities desired in Japanese design.