Monday, 11 July 2011

Safety Vases




Hallway and Bedside Tables, Cashmere and merino hand knit framed by a solid walnut top and hand turned legs.

Experimenting with hard and soft materials and textures has been the muse for the Safety Vase series. The Safety Vase series empathises with wood and wool's emotional and physical qualities to create a safe hideaway for ones treasures. Knit holds connotations of safety, warmth and softness. Wood is a traditional furniture material that represents strength and longevity. The Safety Vase series explores and celebrates these qualities. It questions current furniture typologies and asks whether the emotional warmth of knit can be introduced to the hard world of wooden furniture.

A safe hideaway for those treasures that have a tendency to be misplaced has been created. The vase like form invites the user to touch and feel the softness of the wool whilst playfully hiding objects away, this furniture series is about experiencing the knit. It poses the question of why cant the first thing you touch when you wake up in the morning or come in from work be soft and comforting.

The knit is framed and contrasted by the hardness of the wood, both the minimal legs and the table top create a frame around the vase without distracting from it.


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Bird-A Clothes Frame









Beech frame, wing nuts and rubber birds.

Clothes that are more favoured have a tendency to be left outside of the wardrobe, this insight has led to the development of a secondary wardrobe that allows for the display and ease of access to these items. A new environment has been created for the clothes that are in between the wear, the wardrobe and the wash. It creates a place that allows them to be tidied without the formality of using a clothes hanger or needing to fold clothes away. The Bird-A Frame provides a quick and easy way of storing clothes and reducing mess. It aims to change human behavior by creating a simple solution for the issue of outside clothes. Bird-A is a leaning clothes stand, that can easily be placed into an existing room layout.

24hour stem vase project

Look at all the lovely ideas me and my friends came up with. It looked great in the show.

Setting up for New Designers 2011




Our stand at New Designers 2011!
A small group of us designed and put this together, lots of work, lots of stress, lots of sweat but well worth it.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

My Favourite Objects


My first wellies and now my ever so practical desk tidy, they bring a smile to my face whenever I see them.