Alexandra Record Portfolio - Year 2

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Alexandra Record


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Profile Education Jumeirah College - Dubai

2008 - 2017: GCSE & A-Levels in Art, Product Design and Maths

Nottingham-Trent University - UK

-SCP

2017- Present: Furniture and Product Design BA

Experience

-Upcycle Project

Design Related

Work Experience with Zebra Interior Design

-Cardboard Chair

General work

Dingy instructor at Dubai Offshore Sailing Club Part time stable hand at The Kiln Equestrian Centre Volunteer for RDA

-Marble Run

Skills Adobe Photoshop Solidworks Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Model Making

Contact Email: alex.record@gmail.com Instagram: recordalexandra


Comhrรก Side Table

Brief

Year: 2018

In collaboration with SCP in London, the initial brief was to design a small standalone piece of furniture for their Boxed Collection that was launched in 2009. By purchasing a single small piece of furniture, it removes the need to invest in an entire range or in multiples (such as with dining chairs etc). SCP say they always seeking innovative and cost-effective ways to make high end designs.

Client: SCP


Research

Development and Models

Designing a product for men and women in a small rented apartment, so it needs to be space saving and unique so that it can be a conversation starter. Needs to be a neutral colour so it can be customizable and blends into every home.

I decided to go for this concept with a unique storage system. Trying and testing the unique system allowed me to come to a conclusion that it needs to be made from fabric so it looked lighter. This led me to test different upholstery methods and explore new materials.


Product Storyboard

Measure out table top, and before cutting and sanding, drill the holes for the legs. The proceed to cut and sand.

Cut the 4 legs to size and slightly bevel the edges that will go into the table top of a neater fit.

After drilling the holes in the leg for the frame, insert the frame pieces before putting the legs into the table top.

Fabric would be done in a separate factory and would be attached in the workshop. Product fully complete.


Upcycling Project

Brief

Year: 2018

Design and make an original piece of lighting that uses recycled and/or waste paper. Considering and thinking about the waste items that people throw away and recycle in their everyday lives, and finding the value in it.

Client: Playworks


Research

Render

Sketching to explore shapes and concepts for the lamp shade.

Coming up with simple design to then see if they can be recreated using recycled materials.

Testing with different types of paper to get an idea of how it will behave when secured. Using the ruler width to cut the strips to ensure consistency. Inspired by the layers and shape of a shell.


Product Storyboard

Cut equal strips of paper, with widths being the same and lengths gradually decreasing

Cut holes same size as lamp fitting. Loop all the pieces on. Attach wire frame then start assembly.

Secure the top with wire and fold it down to form a nice finished ball.

Fully complete.


Isokon Donkey Evolution

Brief

Year: 2019

Design and manufacture to a high-quality prototype stage. Needs to be portable, free-standing storage, as specified by the penguin donkey, suitable for current lifestyles.

Client: Isokon Plus


Idea

Render

I started off with modelling so I can get an idea of form and shape.

I find this more beneficial since I can fully visualise how it will look and how it will work, where as a drawing won’t show that as well

Then with my chosen concept, I developed it further through sketching.

This allows me to get multiple ideas down in minutes, then I can make a full scale model of my favourite one.


Product Storyboard

Started by making a mould for my flexi ply to go round and clamp onto

Then used a hand router to cut out the tapered shape using a template. And also cut the rest of my pieces using CNC.

Used domino joints to secure it all since you can sit on it so I want it to be strong. Glued it using PVA.

To make sure the self was level, used blocks so it laided flat.


Cardboard Chair

Brief

Year: 2017

The brief was to design a chair that needs to be constructed out of cardboard and hold a persons body weight. No glue was used to construct this chair, so needs to use the materials full strength.

Client: NTU


Research

Experimenting & Development

Sketches helped gain and idea of different shapes and depth of the chair.

This then gave me something to work off when modelling different shapes.

Small models allowed me to explore different joining methods. I took inspiration from the shape and concept of a bean bag chair. The round shape of the bean bag allows the user to be supported at all angles. Another characteristic is its deeper and sits lower then a normal lounge chair/sofa.

No glue was used so the joint will be the only component holding the chair together. Worked with the side profile to the build up a 3d shape


Progression


Marble Run

Brief

Year: 2018

The brief was to produce a marble run considering interesting ways of transporting the marble. This project helped me explore the process of CNC with MDF, 3D printing and blue foam modelling.

Client: NTU


CAD

Side View

Front View

Side View

Top View

Process - CNC Milling

Same problem as the first so 3D printing was explored further

This piece needed great accuracy since it was matching to another piece Process - Modelling Blue Foam

The inner cut was hard to achieve so this was a great chance to try 3D printing

Trying modelling with blue foam by hand to improve modelling skills

Front View

Top View

Top View

Process - 3D Printing

Process - 3D Printing

Side View

Front View

Side View

Front View

Top View


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