‘NURDkit’ is a toolkit designed to facilitate easier removal of plastic nurdles from beaches, whilst also educating and highlighting the larger issue of plastic marine waste. Nurdles are small plastic pellets and the raw material from which nearly all our plastic goods are made. Due to spills from shipping and industrial facilities, nurdles are dispersed into our environment and attract and concentrate environmental pollutants to highly toxic levels. They are often mistaken as prey and ingested by many marine animals and seabirds. The NURDkit is fabricated from recycled nurdles collected from various beaches around Scotland. It is time for the industry to CLEAN UP THEIR ACT!
The ‘YO YO Cello Chair’ is an adjustable chair that has been specifically designed for cellists of all ages and sizes. It dispenses with the current need for cello teachers to use a variety of different sizes of chairs and stools in order to fit differently sized cellists. The flat seat facilitates the correct playing posture without strain whilst the detachable cushion adds comfort and helps to maintain correct posture alignment. The adjustable mechanism enables the chair to accommodate cellists aged from 5 years. An integrated brass ruler enables cellists to determine their correct playing height quickly and accurately.
The CASO Collection is a trio of candles that are made from 100% waste multi finish gypsum plaster (CaSO4). Waste plaster is a large environmental issue that adds to the 200 million tons of waste that end up in landfills per year. Waste plaster refers to the left over dried plaster from a plastering job and the gone off bags that can't be used anymore (plaster has a sell by date). With the discarding of waste plaster being difficult and expensive due to it not allowed to be dumped in commercial landfills, 'The CASO Collection' gives unused waste a new home and value.
Nature’s Motion is a customisable 3D Printed Ring Collection, which was shortlisted and exhibited by Purmundus in Frankfurt 2013 Euromould Festival. Inspired by the motion of nature, each ring represents the pattern of a birds hovering wing motion. By taking advantage of current technologies, I was able to create an intricate and customisable product and interface.
A Modern Heritage Collection designed as part of a competition for the Scottish brand, Hancock. Development on their existing products and new additions to their bag and accessories collection.
Hancock is a British luxury label that produces handmade rubber-bonded raincoats in Scotland. Inspired by Thomas Hancock, the English inventor and founding father of the British rubber industry; Hancock reimagines "articles" patented by Hancock himself between 1820 and 1847.
Ømbre is a proposed injection moulded chair collection for the Scandinavian company HAY. Using reclaimed WPP and being fully injection moulded, Ømbre would be a unique take on classic Scandinavian design within HAY's present collection. Inspired by Scandinavian's use of light and nature, the Ømbre collection would come in four colour pallets that mimic the four seasons. Winter collection (Blue Ombre), Spring Collection (Green Ombre), Summer Collection (Red Ombre) and Autumn Collection (Orange Ombre). Stackable components to allow for economic and environmentally friendly transportation.
Winning raised latrine concept design for Oxfam. PÖP-UP is a collapsable super structure latrine based of observations into live examples of structures that grow such as drinking straws, accordians and springs. Designed within a consultancy, our design takes into consideration a variety of restraints, logistics and cultures.
Credits: Ying Ying Guo, Winnie Huang, David Mahoney, Octavia Coutts, Toby Starr, Glen Masterton, Katherine Anna, Alice Kettle
The Little Tipping (LT) Stool is a children’s stool that enhances the freedom to move and play whilst partaking in musical activities. Made from moulded birch plywood, the LT stool creates an organic, free flowing shape that allows the child to sit still or tip from side to side.