Nottingham Trent University 2017- Present 1st Year Furniture and Product Design
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contents 1 CARDBOARD CHAIR
3 EAT, SHARE, LIVE
2 UPCYCLED LIGHT
5 MARBLE RUN
4 IDEAL WORLD
8 HAIRBRUSH HANDLE
neon strings â€“ aesthetics & support They add a pop of colour to the brown cardboard as well as add extra strength and support to the chair.
built with no glue The components of this chair are either slotted or tied together.
inspired by the rattan chairs
Back panels would add extra support to the chair
The strings that are woven through the back and side are inspired by the rattan chairs
The seat would have multiple layers slotting into each other to provide strength and support
brief Think about the waste items that you are throwing away and challenge the value and potential of waste â€“ both as a raw material and a design tool. No longer can you consider rubbish as worthless, but a rich resource of unexplored opportunity.
made out of recyclable materials PET bottles X 20
built with no glue inspired by clouds
Measurements are in millimetres
The measurements can vary depending on how the bottles are positioned
The uneven shape creates the cloud-like effect
Process of how the final lamp shade was made
How the different components were attached to each other without the use of glue
How the 3D shape was created out of the plastic bottles
Discovering the possibilities of different plastic objects
Learning about the properties of each of them
Creating something new out of the old
THE VIEW my ideal world diorama
good and bad The 3-dimensional triangular shapes symbolise the idea that in life there will always be ups and downs.
goals The steps are supposed to represent the journey of life towards oneâ€™s goals.
nature Nature supports everything that is happening around us, and respect and care needs to be shown towards it.
materials: plywood felt plasticine fabric MDF watercolour paint acrylic paint
Deciding what pattern the MDF pieces should create
Exploring the recent movements that could be included on the steps
Working out the size of the diorama
E A T, S H A R E, L I V E
problem An increasing number of people live in a 4 Generation home due to financial necessity. This means that people, young or old, all will need to share everyday equipment, such as that in the kitchen.
brief Design an inclusive kitchen aid product that will be used in a multigeneration kitchen. In particular, it should accommodate to the needs of those who are visually impaired and/or those who are suffering from arthritis.
materials The handle would most probably have a rigid metal core which would add strength to it. The outside as well as the clipping mechanism would be covered with a heat resistant silicone covering which would limit the heat transfer from the hot pot/ cup to the userâ€™s hand.
The handle can be used on a pot, frying pan or a mug
It would come in a variety of sizes, so that it can be used on a number of different products
The user would be able to rotate it so that they can use it on objects such as frying pans
Locking mechanism to prevent the handle from falling off
Brightly coloured to be easily seen by those with visual impairment
Textured grip to improve the comfort of holding
brief Design a 4 piece marble run and make it out of at least 3 different materials .
repeats the path inside the pieces
materials pine blue foam ABS
brief To design and manufacture a contemporary storage solution that could provide protection and preservation of items that can be found within a contemporary home, while still presenting them.
easily stackable The 3D printed joints allow the user to easily stack each of the compartments on top of each other.
4 compartments in 4 sizes Depending on the userâ€™s needs, they are able to stack the compartments on top of each other or place a shelf to cover up the joints.
materials plywood acrylic ABS aluminium tubes
Movable frame so that the storage unit can be either leaning against a wall or stand on its own
Changeable shelves to suit the product to the userâ€™s needs
Stackable so that the user can change its size to fit in with the needs of the home
promotional materials ideas
brief To design and manufacture a contemporary dining table that would allow a minimum of 4 people to sit around it. The product should encourage people to socialise and eat with each other as people with busy lifestyles often tend to spend lots of time alone without their family or friends. It should fit in with the design of a contemporary home.
influenced by design trends
materials pine acrylic copper tubes
Blush pink inserts within the table top to link with Pantoneâ€™s colours of the year 2016
Geometrical patterns to link in with the recent trends
The legs could be made out of thicker tubes to improve the stability and strength
problem Through using this hair brush on an every day basis, it was clear to see that the main problem of this product is the lack of the handle and the overall shape of the hair brush.
brief To improve the Tangle Teezer hair brush, a handle needs to be created. The handle needs to be ergonomically designed so that it fits in perfectly with the hand of the user.
rotatable head The handle can be used by left and right handed people.
ergonomically designed grip rounded end of the handle This adds an extra feature to the handle as the user can use it as tool to create a parting between the hair.
The handle is split into two parts; the top is connected to the hairbrush and the bottom can be twisted around
Would come in multiple colours
To further improve the pointy end could have some kind of silicone covering to make it less sharp
Foam board, blue foam, plasticine, wire and polymorph
Creating a range of 1:1 models helped during the making process as I knew what things needed to be improved
Using polymorph enabled me to create a very precise grip shape
a selection of photographs presenting how geometry and pattern can be incorporated into everyday objects and surroundings
main themes: geometry patterns everyday objects architecture
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