Aluminium H side table
Giving the appearance of solid aluminium yet weighing 1.6kg, this inquisitive contrast is provided by aluminium honey comb panels, a material most commonly associated with the aeronautical industry.
The raw finish gives subtle reflections of the surrounding environment, which combined with the form blends the somewhat industrial material to a home setting.
Designed, handmade and photographed from quarantine in the Suffolk countryside.
The H side table is a part of a self exploration project looking into alternative materials for different contexts in mind to sustainability.
Plywood School Chair
A chair based around reintroducing natural, warmer materials into schools where seating furniture has become more plastic. This materiality and chunkier form with a hidden construction is intended to contribute to a calmer, relaxing school environment.
The stackable design is made up of components which nest efficiently on the veneers pre-forming, saving waste and production costs.
The use of European birch plywood also results in a drastic carbon foot print improvement over the typical steel framed or mono-block plastic chairs.
[LCA information from Idemat 2020].
For Ecal x Flokk
Is it relevant for us to still be producing some goods as we have been for years given the health of our planet?
Bamana is a response to this line of thinking about party balloons, with what an alternative object could be. Balloons are one of the top ten single use plastics found in our oceans (by European bodies), whilst being deadly to birds and sea life.
Extensive research lead to the decision that creating an alternative object which fulfils similar positive aspects of balloons would be more effective than a direct alternative. The balloon producer lobbying power is surprisingly strong within the market which is littered with green washing. Genuine attempts get blurred with standard latex (plasticiser containing) or foil balloons, all of which may use precious helium resources.
Instead Bamana is a hanging structure formed of smaller objects which are torn off through a party, causing destruction and temporariness of the sculpture like assembly. These smaller objects are a mix of standard typologies and more unusual forms, which combined with the finish are intended to spark intrigue. The objects in this case are; a maraca, frisbee, team confetti canon and boomerang.
Moulded from recycled paper and waste water, finished with edible plant based pigments and filled with recycled paper confetti Bamana contains no glues, no plastics, is technically edible, biodegrades rapidly when wet and is recyclable with any household paper.
The name Bamana originates from a birthday instrument of the Bamabara people of Mali.
An alternative to disposable barbecues.
Collapsing down to slimmer than an inch, Fire Safe is a lightweight outdoor fire pit. It works modularly with Wolf and Grizzly’s pre-existing Grill M1 for cooking.
The corrugated base form creates a circulating airflow, which protected by the sides of the frame makes for efficient fires from wood or charcoal.
It’s the first camping fire pit that also address disposal of ashes after a fire, with the base part acting as a scoop for the remains in a bid to encourage a ‘leave no trace’ use.
Constructed entirely of SS 304 it can be recycled without being deconstructed, hopefully after a long life of use.
For Wolf and Grizzly
US Good Design Award 2019
Fire Safe Case
A compact case to accompany 'Fire Safe'. A purely functional design that contains pockets for the product components and accessories.
Constructed in heavy weight polypropylene fabric.
In comparison to a woven cotton, virgin polypropylene fabric has 52% safer chemistry, uses 57% less water and causes 35% less waste. It also has better chemistry, uses less water and energy than virgin polyester. It's highly recyclable, being a spun fabric as opposed to woven.
Fabrics have notoriously damaging production processes, this was an exercise in balancing durability and more healthy mass production.
For Wolf and Grizzly
US Good Design Award 2019
Material possibilities from footwear material waste.
A hands on material exploration from recovered used footwear and footwear manufacturing scraps.
The results of multiple tests and development lead to the creation of a mouldable composite, the predominant material of which being granulated EVA foam / rubber from manufacturing waste of sole components.
For Nike Grind
Award winner Nike x IDEO Circular Innovation Award
A table lamp.
The curved oak frame is steam bent from diseased or naturally fallen wood harvested by tree surgeons. The lengths for steaming are cut directly on the woodland floor. This close link allows investment into sustainable forestry. The resulting frame is treated with natural petroleum free oil, containing a small amount of white wood glue at the ring joint.
The cable flows through the lamp tying the components together, a cut in one place separates the assembly into constituent parts for full recycling or repairs.
The shade is recycled from glass packaging and the electronic components are produced in Europe and assembled in the UK.
Quercus mk.2 Bottle Packaging
Plastic free glass bottle packaging, specifically for the Quercus lamp, in mind to be applied to traditional bottles.
A structural architecture from standard fluted cardboard.