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PORTFOLIO REBECCA MCMAHON BA Furniture and Product Design // Nottingham Trent University


REBECCA MCMAHON Hello, my name is Becky McMahon and I am currently a second year student at Nottingham Trent University studying Furniture and Product Design. As an individual, I am focused and hard working with the desire to learn new skills which I can apply to my work.

Practical

Sketching Rendering Workshop Model Building

Adobe

Photoshop Illustrator InDesign

CAD & 3D

Solidworks AutoCad

E - becky.mcmahon@hotmail.co.uk T - 07758030555 LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-mcmahon


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01 Donkey Project Isokon was the name of a remarkable English design company established in 1921, remarkable not for its commercial success but for introducing the rather conservative English populance to avante-garde design ideas from the continent. This project illustrates the initial design phases of creating a specific furniture typology, the Penguin Donkey.


Ideation & concept development

The development of this project came mostly through creating various sketch models. These sketches and images illustrate the development process behind the final design. Through model making and simple sketching a final outcome was able to be reached. Model making assisted massively here as issues could easily be spotted and corrected.


Donkey 4 The Donkey 4 is a redesign of the iconic Penguin Donkey by Isokon Plus. Combining the use of natural looking plywood and clean, white shelves the Donkey 4 helps add a sense of space into your home.

PLYWOOD

WHITE/MDF


02 SCP Desk Lamp SCP is firmly established as one of the UK's most innovative and internationally respected manufacturers and suppliers of contemporary design. This project develops a desk lamp fitting to SCP's brand, target market and ethics.


Ideation & Concept development

These sketches illustrate the development process behind the final design. The initial focus was on creating a modern desk lamp that was just as functional as a traditional Anglepoise.


BRyant Lamp The Bryant desk lamp is a modern task light combining elegance with functionality. With its adjustable head height and touch sensitive, dimmable technology this lamp allows for optimum functionality as well as style within the home. After analysing predicted trends for 2017 this lamp features a warm brass frame and a ceramic lampshade with dark green accents.

BRASS

DARK GREEN ACCENTS

CERAMIC COMPOSITE


03 Domestic Furniture The quality of affordable products is having to be improved as the average consumer is becoming more design aware. This project develops a console table for one of the leading furniture retailers, Habitat.


Ideation & Concept development

These sketches illustrate the development process behind the final design. The initial concepts focus on side tables and console tables which was then developed to the final design through a range of modelling and sketching.


To illustrate the design fur ther, a 5:1 scale model was produced. Made from a combination of aero-ply, dowel, MDF and elastic, an accurate model was able to be produced. This allowed for a more realistic representation of the design to be seen.


ROSE Console The Rose Console table creates contrast through the use of natural and warm walnnut veneer with more industrial looking powdercoated stainless steel to create a contemporary console table. The top of console table is formed through the process of lamination and covered with a walnut veneer to give a warm and inviting feel. Powder coated, stainless steel is also used to form the frame due to its stregnth and ductility Hook on accessories such as plant pots are available to imrpove functionality orfproduct as well as alowing the user to personalise the product.

WALNUT

BLACK POWDER COATED STAINLESS STEEL


04 Upcycling This project aims to challenge the value and potential of waste by creating a fully functional piece of lighting or furniture out of waste materials only. This helped to highlight that rubbish should not just be classed as wor thless and there are other ways of being able to tackle the issue of waste.


Ideation & Concept Development

The development of this project came mostly through various forms of model making and the range of materials that were available. The sketches here illustrate some of the different ideas which sparked the creation of my final model. The deveopment of the design focused around small changes such as the shape of the bottle which could be used for the frame of the product and the types of materials that would be used.


Bottle Light The final model was handmade. This was done using a variety of materials and techniques. Origami and melting the bottoms of plastic bottles was used to create the flowers which were then attached to a larger, main bottle with a hot glue gun. The electrics were bought and attached to the inside of the model using a cardbnoard disk to allow the light bulb to hang. The Bottle Light sends a politcial and environmental message and shows that waste materials can and should be seen as a more valuable resource.


REBECCA MCMAHON E - becky.mcmahon@hotmail.co.uk T - 07758030555 LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-mcmahon

Furniture and Product Design Portfolio  

I am a second year Furniture and Product Design student at Nottingham Trent University. Here is a selection of work from my first and second...

Furniture and Product Design Portfolio  

I am a second year Furniture and Product Design student at Nottingham Trent University. Here is a selection of work from my first and second...

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