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Edward Thomas

MA work

As a designer I am motivated by the process of production and the context of where it takes place. Before coming to the Royal College of Art I worked as a furniture maker in a shop on Brick Lane. The furniture was produced in the back of the shop and sold through the front. Though this was in many ways an ancient production model, I learnt that there were in fact many advantages to this model of production over the now established economies of scale.

During the two years I have spent here at the College I have undertaken a number of projects that have been inspired by some form of production process within a highly localised landscape. This is a perspective on design that I intend to explore further once I have graduated.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2013

    Specialism

    Platform 14

  • As a designer I am motivated by the process of production and the context of where it takes place. Before coming to the Royal College of Art I worked as a furniture maker in a shop on Brick Lane. The furniture was produced in the back of the shop and sold through the front. Though this was in many ways an ancient production model, I learnt that there were in fact many advantages to this model of production over the now established economies of scale.

    During the two years I have spent here at the College I have undertaken a number of projects that have been inspired by some form of production process within a highly localised landscape. This is a perspective on design that I intend to explore further once I have graduated.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Three Dimensional Design, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan Unviversity, 2009
  • Experience

  • Furniture maker, Unto This Last, London, 2009–11; Civil engineer, G.A. Doble Civil Engineering, Somerset, 2007; Design assistant, TWP Designs, Norfolk, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Eclectcollect, London Design Festival, London, 2009; Graduation Show, Manchester School of Art, Manchester, 2009