Photo: Will Cook; Koelnmesse
Which ‘directions for use’ would you supply with your product?
Simply take home, click together in seconds and enjoy.
What do you think is your product’s field/application/context?
Portable Furniture Design for high density living.
When developing this product, was your main starting point the material, the shape or the function?
What is the story behind your product? Was there a reason, a task, an inspiration, a desire?
It all started in my third year of study. I was working at a designer furniture store and renting in a damp and cold flat with low quality furniture that was falling apart. I was frustrated with not being able to afford high quality designer furniture. I set out to design a quality product that is accessible to young professionals and students.
What do you think are the current trends in design and interior design?
Sustainability is and of course should be the first and foremost concern in any design work. There is a huge movement towards exploring new materials and processes to make use of waste materials or reduce the resources used in manufacturing. There is also more concern with a products life after use and designers are starting to consider how to deal with this aspect through the design process.
Design for small spaces is another area being tackled by designers. As our population continues to increase so do high density living situations and there has become much more demand for design that optimises these spaces.
Why were you interested in the Pure Talents Contest?
It is a fantastic opportunity to exhibit products and ideas to a huge and diverse audience. It’s also a great chance to network, not only with industry professionals but with fellow young designers.
Video Will Cook