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Maryam Alamin Progression – FdA Interior Design, Chelsea

Fairy Tale Experiences / A stroll through the woods leads to a simple cabin, natural to its surroundings. Upon entry, however, the comfort of the familiar is lost. The interior is both eerie and enchanting. Wood panels and mirrors line the walls. The worn floor reveals shimmering reflections of a mirror below. The ceiling, pierced with holes, offers halos of light. The furthest wall has peep holes, each that offer an altered view of the woodlands. The proposed location is Queens Wood, London. The brief experience of entering the cabin is disorienting, magical, and surreal. Like in fairy tales, the cabin offers an escape from reality.


P Berk Aral Progression – BA Spatial Design, LCC

Aftermath / I aimed to design an emergency shelter for people who have lost their homes due to a natural disaster. Between 2000 and 2012, natural disasters affected 2.9 billion people. The lack of organisation after disasters lead people to a tough life so I wanted to do something about it. My main inspirations were nomadic people and origami. I found it fascinating to see how nomadic people lived in tents over centuries so I decided to adapt the principles of origami to create a shelter. The product is designed to provide a fast delivery to the disaster zone without compromising on the quality of the structure.


P Michelle Chin

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Roots / Growing up in a country other than my parents’ has often left me feeling out of touch with their cultural background. This was magnified after coming to London, and has influenced my choice of theme for this project. I was able to grasp the significance of food, and the role it plays in building stronger familial ties through reflecting on past experiences and the research done. Guiding my project towards unification between Chinese and Korean culture has led me to design tableware that captures etiquette, and major elements of the two food cultures.


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Yoo Chan Chon Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Design for Public Spaces / Title for my final project is ‘Design for Public Spaces’. What triggered me to base my project on public space is area around Liverpool Street station. I see lots of people who work in the offices near Liverpool Street. They are usually on their laptops writing emails or other documents, or having quick lunches. Therefore I wanted use some kind of environmental method for my design, so that people can relax in their break time. I have made two hanging tree chairs, one for individual use and other one for two people.


P Stefan Corazza Progression – BA Product Design

Alternative Experimentation / My project investigates how people re-purpose things to be used in ways that were not initially intended. I focused on re-purposing things for means of music production because I enjoy and listen mostly to experimental music. After some primary research of going to concerts and interviewing people about the way they create their music, I decided to try and make my own instrument as a final piece. The instrument I made is attempting to be an organic white noise maker. The user can fill the body with whatever they want, and set the rotating disc at the bottom into motion at different speeds, shaking the material at a rapid pace to create anywhere from a soothing, shifting sound to a harsh rattling sound.


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Sanz Dangol

Progression – BA Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins

Perception / My project’s aim was to look at conventional design from a different perspective. I picked material as a main factor and attempted to manipulate it to come up with intriguing mixture of shapes and textures. The project allowed my ideas to be open which encouraged the use of materials and the structures of the product in a very unorthodox manner; this added a rustic and asymmetrical approach towards the designs. I derived my inspiration from traditional methods and nature to come up with an alluring combination of material and texture.


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Leonid Davydov

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Light: From Log to LED / Bedside table light. For most of us it is the last light we see before falling asleep. It is also the most intimate light in our homes. How do people feel before falling asleep? Are there any needs to be fulfilled? How design can improve our pre-sleep experience? Those are the main questions I sought answers to. Completion of research has led me to the creation of the ‘bedside hub’ – a versatile yet elegant object that combines a dock, mood setting lamp and alarm. It is controlled via a digital application.


P Emeka Dike Progression – BA Product Design

Lighting as Communication / These lighting pieces have been designed to be used as a means of way-finding and illumination within a domestic environment. They can be placed strategically in the home to light up an area and turn off automatically using motion sensors; this allows easy movement in the home at night without having to switch on the main lights. It not only makes things simpler but is also saves energy, as you don’t have to worry about switching the lights off when they are not being used. The lights are self-contained with batteries, which eliminates the need for wires.


P Kirstin Engelmann

Progression – BSc Digital Design, Brunel University

The Swinging City: Student Protests / Final Piece: Shattered Dreams. London was labeled ‘The Swinging City’ in the 1960’s as a revolutionary, ground-breaking era for freedom in all aspects of society. My project explores this sense of revolution in modern-day London through Student Protests and the fight for fewer government cuts in further education funding. Students’ sharp sense of anger and betrayal is portrayed through the millions of shards photographed and presented in a triangular formed spatial piece. Here, located in Parliament Square (Central London), Students can gather to constructively release anger and leave their imprint on the malleable steel sheeted flooring. This piece aims to draw International attention to the cause and make a stand right in front of the Houses of Parliament.


P Anna Gillian Fletcher

Progression – BA Product Design, Bauhaus University

The Aesthetics of Power and Speed / To analyse the aesthetics of power and speed, I focused on the design language that can be found in automotive design and it’s relation to shapes of fast and powerful animals. I transferred this language onto another power and speed related product – the knife. The shape of the handle encourages the professional “pinch” – a way of holding the knife that allows the holder to work faster and with more force. The knife can be stored in the sheath included in the accompanying board, which also sharpens the knife each time it is inserted or removed, due to an integrated sharpening mechanism. The board’s design continues that of the knife, resulting in them performing as a perfect pair.


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Hannah Foster Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Straight Lines, Natural Lines / The natural world offers an abundance of visual delights that are difficult to recreate in a manmade environment. Through researching natural unplanned lines and straight lines as a control function in society I have tried to merge the natural with the artificial by creating a product inspired, infused and designed for nature within the home setting. The original design looked at settings within the garden and as it progressed I realised that it was functionally more appropriate to bring the natural into the home environment through the design. To create a product that could be used both outdoors and indoors became my design focus, transportable to indoors, or limited garden/natural space and bringing the positive and functionality of nature to the indoors.


P Simran Garg

Progression – BA Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins

Nature and Technology / This project shows the combination of nature and technology coming together in design. Technology here refers to the use of different machinery available which makes the model making process much easier and also makes the final outcome look more presentable as well as more productive and successful. Whereas, nature refers to taking an inspiration from nature or using the resources of nature as the material of the product. Therefore, using these two elements, this project is about a very simple breakfast tableware used in our everyday lives which is made more interesting because of its material and shapes which is an inspiration from the nature. You can keep toasted breads, eggs and butter on it. Also, its shape makes it more entertaining for the kids and adults to use.


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William Harvey Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Thoughtless Design / ‘Thoughtless Design’ is the concept of only working the human subconscious using intuitive ways to direct the use of a product. This project is about noticing the subtle and interesting ways that people react to the world around them. The aim was to explore creating a simpler home, focusing on the products that offer what is not needed by many. The product I have designed is a TV remote cover tailored to your needs. Focusing on highlighting the buttons you use to simplify the remote, as well as adding a personal touch by allowing you to customise your own remote cover.


P Rana Hazim Progression – MA Design

Moulded Sound / Everything in nature emits some kind of data and we try to explore and find the hidden data within nature. Sound and vibrations are examples of this. The study of sound has been analysed in various ways into two-dimensional forms, in order to understand its science and existence. However, it has rarely been explored into the third dimension. Throughout history, every day products have been used as musical instruments to create sound. Today, conversation and sound usually centre around food and drinks. Therefore, I chose to analyse the sound of wine since it has always been a vital element of our social experiences. From sound recordings of pouring wine, I analysed and designed three wine decanters that translate the hidden elements of sound.


P Ziyin He

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Live Alone to Live Together / The project is about investigating the changes of the space when the number of the people changes in a house. Shoes could be a troublesome problem in a household. It gets worse when more people live in the same house. It could even be more difficult when people have to organise shoes in colours and for different seasons. This product is a four-pairs of shoes storage piece in a cube shape which can also transform into a shoe rack when opened. It is not only convenient for users to store the product but also easier for them to put their shoes in a more organised order. There are different sizes of this product for keeping shoes in various sizes such as long boots. The colour is simple and warm that provides a feeling of home.


P Steve Njonde Kairu

Progression – BA Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins

Utopia / The aim of my project is to identify a way in which design can achieve what today’s creatives may consider a ‘utopian’ sustainable development. A conceptual master plan that depicts an environment in which individuals have the opportunity to work, live and explore certain ideologies that can contribute to the so called bigger picture. It is located within the boundaries of Granary square and incorporates the original Central Saint Martin’s building. It includes proposed models of four different outcomes that may facilitate livings spaces, recreational spaces and additions to how to access this vicinity.


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Do Ha Kang

Progression – BA Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins

Meditation / Since when I was in primary school I was very fascinated by the concept of meditation. This is because it allows me to relieve stress and manage anger. This project is based on a product that controls the feeling of an individual, where its motive is to allow an individual to rethink about their actions they have done through the day. I decided to go with this theme because I have always wanted an individual space to ease myself from stress.


P Arhan Karaca Progression – BA Spatial Design, LCC

Human Body / Human body is a project that helps busy, working people to exercise by creating products that won’t interfere with their daily routines but still allow them to multi-task and exercise. By designing and producing products that are multifunctional and work discretely behind the actual function of the product, we can assure that working professionals will be able to keep their health in a well state. The dumbbell shaped water bottle fits this concept perfectly as its carried normally by people in their daily lives. With using the bottle people won’t have to carry dumbbells with them.


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Merve Kasrat Progression – BA Ceramics, Central Saint Martins

Body Language / My project is on the understanding of body language but the focus point is the mirror. Throughout the research, I discovered that people change their expressions and the way they act to appear in a better light. The idea is that the mirrors aren’t always upwards and they could be used facing up or act as a table to dine on. Usually as soon as a person notices a mirror they start paying more attention to their posture making them conscious of how they look, whilst when no mirrors are seen the experience feels more casual and relaxed.


P Lanxuan Li Progression – BA Interior Design, Chelsea

Escape / The purpose of this project is to create a space for movie lovers where they can escape from their ordinary routines to enjoy a unique experience at the cinema. The cinema is located in places such as public parks in residential communities. Theatre rooms inside the cinema admit 1 to 3 people – a great get-together spot for an ideal date. The strings are made with fibres from plants to symbolise the look of tree branches, to make the audience feel like they have escaped from the urban hubbub into the woods. The strings are soft and adjustable which the audience can draw together to create privacy.


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Margaux Loesche

Progression – Ecole Veterinaire de Namur, Belgium

The Relationship between the Horse and the Rider / The bridle acts as a communication tool between the horse and rider. It allows you to control movement and behaviour. In traditional bridles this is done with a metal ‘bit’ running through the horses mouth, painful and uncomfortable. The product I have created serves as an alternative – minimising the strain and discomfort caused to the horse around its mouth and the fragile areas on head, yet still maximising the riders control. I have done this by redesigning the structure of the bridle, removing the bit and adding supportive layered polyurethane gel and leather panels. All in all, this enables the rider to work with the horse rather than against it.


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Orlando Lovell Progression – Product Design

Challenge The Plastic Habit / I wanted to take a closer look at what materials we handle on a day-to-day basis: specifically food packaging. We have got so used to the habit of buying and carrying about ridiculously over-packed food when we are out and about or at work. Why do we do it? Recent research shows we need twice the ‘five-a-day’ previously recommended to stay healthy. We should eat more fruit and veg packaged in a biologically sound and way – and easy to carry. I chose to create an alternative to plastic packaging that can be carried on the body, incorporating nature’s own perfectly adequate packaging, leaving the hands free.


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Costantino Gucci Ludolf

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Light Interaction / Hemisphere with a diameter of 300 mm made in copper. 1 mm thick. Hole for the cable 55 mm is not just in the middle of the half-sphere but it slightly shifted so as to modify its barycentre which lends to a pose of asymmetry to the pendant light. The cable places the light bulb in the middle of the hemisphere, whose parabola, with a curve of 90 degrees, allows optimum reflection of light downwards and in part on the side. I see this lamp placed in a home environment which in itself could be cool and thanks to the use of copper it draws heat and an enveloping light feeling.


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Ollie Lyttelton

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Looking Up and Feeling Small / For this project I decided to look at the human fascination of things bigger and more powerful then us - I wanted to create a product that embodied that powerless feeling. I eventually focused on mechanisms that were much larger then the human in control, specifically cranes. I thought it would be interesting to take inspiration from a crane’s skeletal structure and use this to create a lamp, with the bulb representing the life/human in the centre. I loved the idea of exposing a bulb in all its vulnerability, intimidated by the surrounding structure.


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Belis Memik Progression – BA Spatial Design, LCC

Honesty /

Honesty is a characteristic that is given to humans; this project aims to personify honesty through buildings. While considering an honest place, it should be honest for the person standing inside and outside the area as well as for the person whom is looking at the area. An honest building will be well-designed, compatible with its location, sensitive to its environment, respectful to its surroundings, gives confidence to the people living in those properties, and be respectful towards the common intersecting cultures of the users. Under this frame, the King’s Cross Station, there is a lot of static electricity loaded onto humans, which makes their day more stressful than it already is. I have decided to design a ‘Stress Ball’, which will be a waiting lounge. In this Stress Ball there will be a jammer, no mobile phones will be working, and it will be +18 area. The stainless steel bar in the middle is a way of letting go of the static electricity due to the conductivity of the material. The water, aspects of the nature, and open ceiling aims to relax the person inside and create a peaceful atmosphere to isolate themselves from the stress of the outer world while they have time to enjoy themselves.


P Filipp Metlin

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

It’s More Than Aesthetics / This project shows the conceptual idea of new better look of a steering wheel, which design was based on my own questionnaire made for car owners. I made questionnaire in case of recognising significant information about how people hold the steering wheel, sit in front of a steering wheel or even how they behave whilst they drive a car. So, I found out and used this for further development to improve my design and make that special. I was interested in model making and I tried to create something functional, useful and beautiful, because the purpose of my steering wheel was function. Anyway, I think and I do really hope that you will enjoy it.


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SenKei Mo

Progression – BA Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins

When Hoarding Meets Human Interaction / For this project I focused on solving hoarding and clutter – to organise and store the mess in order to create simplicity, alignment and harmony. The design purpose of this piece is also to create group interaction within households, due to a research fact that most hoarding people suffer from family separations. The final slatted furniture idea was greatly influenced by artists Stephan Schulz, Anthony Hartley, and Studio Nendo. When in use the Slatted Maze Table does not only provide storage for mess, it also provides extra space – encouraging interaction and communication between people.


P Aathirai Muthukumar

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

The Creation of Sustainable Design with the Aid of Biomimicry / Innovation inspired by nature. Studying the way nature works, solves problems and provides various design solutions. This product was created by observation and in-depth analysis into joints of living organisms, incorporating a sense of sustainability. This product is flexible and can be manipulated in many directions forming interesting shapes, thus giving the user the ability to adjust it into various forms and angles. Having been made of light-gathering acrylic sheet it provide the much required illumination across the joints by total internal refraction, thereby not using a dedicated power source to light the product. Further, it gives the user the option to light it up either with an artificial light source or an ecological natural light.


P Shahd Khalid Osman Progression – Interior and Spatial Design, LCC

Colour and Culture / I have always been fascinated with antiques – their beauty depicts what I see as a symbol of the richness of history and past cultures. The making of this chair is a result of my expression of this admiration for all that is old – and the way an obvious attention to the finest detail can be contrasted against more simple objects of today which can often be based upon utility on its own, rather than combined with designs and beauty that pleases the eye as well. Whilst doing my research on the evolution of chairs through time, I came across Michael Thonet, an Austrian manufacturer of the 1860s by which my chair was inspired. In Cairo, the source of my theme of culture, I was lucky enough to find an Austrian chair from the same time period on display in one of the antique stores I visited. In an attempt to portray my central theme – ‘the evolution of culture and time’, I used the method of collage (sticking photos and newspaper clippings) to combine the chair, which to me is a symbol of history and past cultures, to convey my cherished memories of Egypt and its culture captured in photographs I have taken. The result portrays my equal exposure to both Western and Eastern ideals: I sit on the culture that has made me who I am, it supports my weight, holds me.


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Leni Piech

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

A Lifetime of Objects / I am interested in increasing the lifespan and keeping a product as sustainable as possible. I therefore chose to do a project with the aim of developing a product that could be used throughout the whole life of a person: from childhood to adulthood. I focused my research on observing how different age groups handle certain objects. The Play Plax Playbox by Patrick Rylands and Froebel Gifts acted as a great inspiration to my project. Through experimentation with various materials I developed my final idea of the slotted set of objects. The product can be used for various things such as toys, a desk set for an office or a dining table set.  Its final use, however, can be decided by the user.


P Poppy Pippin

Progression – BA Product Design, Edinburgh College of Art

Altering a Public Space to Enhance Human Interaction / My final design is a modular floating pontoon for the canal at Paddington Basin. The canal with its wildlife and boats contrasts with the architecture of the surrounding offices. The modules have a curved shape so they can glide alongside each other with the movement of the water. Each module includes different features such as wind turbines and seating areas, as well as reeds and ponds to attract wildlife, increasing biodiversity in the area. The overall concept is to create a quiet place to relax away from the office, and to encourage nature to thrive within this urban environment.


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Louis Poire

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

The Shape of Light / My project, The shape of Light, plays with ideas and terms that would normally seem to conflict with each other, it is a juxtaposition of opposites: taking the intangible nature of light and giving it a set shape, using something as organic as a cactus in a very geometric form to create a pleasant design for something as ordinary as a light and managing to keep it out of the ordinary.


P Sehaj Rathore Progression – BA Architecture, Kingston University

Revealing London / I propose to educate and inform new arrivals to London about the city by revealing new and creative artworks and projects in a public setting. From researching Kings Cross to investigating new ways in which the Underground’s 150th anniversary was advertised and shown to Londoners, I was directed to ‘pop-ups’ being the main technique used. My final piece is a pop-up spatial intervention which reveals new creative and innovative ideas and pieces of work, where artists and designers can exhibit or sell pieces of work from market stalls. Every day something new can be revealed.


P Megan Thomas Robinson Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Domestic Making / Craft has often been described as ‘bringing the body and mind together’. The project was to explore the concept of domestic making and traditional craft, by re-thinking and re-exploring traditional modes of making. Focusing on weaving, the key was to use modern materials challenging the connotations of weaving itself. I wanted to reverse the attention from today’s technological methods of manufacturing, and create a product driven by the hand, spirit and communal responses to craftsmanship. The outcome: a chair made in plywood creates a loom where elastic bungee is woven to form a soft geometric seat.


P Pauline Schlautmann Progression – BA Product Design

Home Cooking / Inspired by the growing appetite for convenient instant or prepared food today, this project aims at counteracting the widespread diminishment of traditional home cooking, particularly in student kitchens. In an environment where cooking is often perceived as a chore and food preparation reduced to minimal processes, my cookware acts as an attempt to introduce some of the values and benefits we associate with home cooking to contemporary kitchens, ultimately trying to encourage people to cook more. The final cooking pot and spoon are adaptations of essential kitchen equipment, designed to remind people of the feelings of warmth, comfort and familiarity connected to cooking, as well as responding to various practical problems we encounter in the kitchen every day.


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Elliot Schneiderman Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Manipulation and Adaptability / After visiting the Sensing Spaces exhibition, I became inspired to create an interactive and adaptive product for children between the ages of three and seven years old. I isolated three key areas to focus on: Enclosed spaces, Construction/Creativity and Swing Therapy. After vigorous research and development I created a product that not only welcomes general child growth and play, but also aids within the disabled field, with the introduction of a swinghammock, drawing board, and tent. A dusk blue powder-coating instils a harmonious and tranquil mood to the piece. The frame, inventively designed to fold flat, allows for ease of storage and deconstruction, as well as ease of interchanging between the numerous functions and modules.


P Rosanne Seradoy

Progression – BA Interior Architecture and Design, Nottingham Trent University

House- Sharing / Exploring the value of communication and personal space within a shared environment, discovering to what effect our reliance on gadgets and technology has satisfied our human desires for connection and the affects it has on intimacy and mental stimuli. These topics are explored by using instinctive and textural materials that are impressionable and encourage primitive ideas. Inspired by ant architecture and how through swarm intelligence; their populous needs could be easily met. The purpose was to create an open space that encourages communication, intimacy and play in daily routines.


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Grace Sheng

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Healthy Living / Life has become so fast-paced. Everyone becomes busy in school, work and in the community. Since there are so many tasks to accomplish in life, we look for efficiency. The rapid growth of fast food restaurants is evidence of this. The main area that l focussed my research on is students: they mostly live alone and do not take good care of themselves, they prefer buying takeaways rather than cooking by themselves. Overstress may cause binge eating and I looked into how exactly we can improve and control such situations so they do not happen. I designed a set of tableware that tells people how much oil they consume for each meal. The cooking oil from the food will leak down to the base, showing how oily the food can be in our daily life.


P Sho Tochigi

Progression – BA 3D Design, Camberwell College of Arts

Transport Improvement in the Future / When I have been to see tube station platform, I found that I only can see the few benches and the station is not enough space for placement of many benches, because when the rush hour time, the station is really crowded and all most all people are standing at platform for waiting trains, so I decided to designing the bench (Perch) and I focus on the how should improve the bench into the station and think about the space for placement in the station. My concept was the “folding�, for example, something folding by hinge. I also tried to designing the how to create the luggage space for people who has the huge bag or suitcase.


P Samuel Wangsaputra

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

STACK Computer / STACK is an affordable and customisable desktop computing. It is aimed to replace modified non-build up desktops. Using our technology of the SUSB, this allows the user to customise the peripherals by stacking them on top of each other – the parts would run as a unit without using any cables. Our second breakthrough is not using fans to cool down the processor, combined with having a solid state drive, this means that the desktop makes absolutely no noise. STACK will come with the latest Intel I7 Quad-Core with 8GB of RAM and 500GB of SSD. It’s definitely simpler, but not reduced.


P Jenevieve Woon YingJie Progression – BA Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea

Patterns and Movements in Groups of Animals / What initially began as simply observing the aesthetic qualities in the way animals moved, my project rapidly morphed to incorporate the emotional reactions we as humans get as a result of watching different animals move in their own unique manners. I explored both ends of the spectrum, ranging from the awe of witnessing a flock of starling murmurations at the Brighton Pier, to the skin crawling sensation of watching large hordes of pests invading a space. All my research culminated in my final outcome of creating a mouse trap, centring on a creature with a long argued nature, considered to be pests and vermin to some, but kept as domesticated pets by others. Through the design of my product, being non-lethal and imitating the structure of a hamster ball, I hope to bring to its users, a new perspective on a familiar creature, and ultimately putting the mouse’s fate in the human’s hands, giving them the opportunity to make the decision on sparing another living creature’s life.


P Anthony Wu

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

Remembrance / Remembrance is the act or process of remembering. In this project, I picked a person and created a memorial product that is custom to him which will help him not only remember something in his life, but how it had influenced him and how I want to improve his situation. Based on my research and analysis, my final outcome in this project (divided into two section, a ritual and the actual product) is to make the person understand the idea that as long as he believes everything he does comes from a good intent, do it and don’t care about the consequences too much.


P Yoyo Yeung

Progression – BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins

A Better Start to Life / The project is mainly inspired by the organisation UNICEF (the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund), to give children a better start towards life. Education is one of the most important aspects for every child and every child deserve to be educated. As children like to play, the aim for this project is to design a toy with educational aspects that allows children to play and learn at the same time and encourage them to use their creativity; it will be something that can be played with both indoors and outdoors, for ages 5-8.

2014: Product Design  
2014: Product Design  
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