Whereas furniture pieces were once things to be prized and kept for generations, now they are more often regarded as disposable. With Fossilised Furniture, I capture the design details of furniture, both antique and new, that are destined for landfill. By creating cast shells around them, similar to that of a fossil, each piece will outlive the original. These shells can be created as small limited editions and used as functional pieces of furniture whilst retaining the potential for future generations to reproduce them.
School of Design
MA Design Products, 2014
So far my work has been about exploring the boundaries between sculpture and furniture, form and function, ergonomics and aesthetics, while using recycled materials and found objects along the way.
My design process has been to experiment with the combining of different materials, the making of new ones, while looking at industrial processes and truth to materials, in order to create my own design language.
My aim is to learn and develop different design techniques and skills that, combined together, could help with my own personal interest in preserving design details and characteristics in time. By keeping a physical shell/record of what we already have around us, rather than constantly creating new disposable consumable products, we can continue to learn from them throughout history while still retaining the potential for future generations to reproduce them.
- BA Fine Art: Sculpture, University for the Creative Arts Canterbury, 2012
- Freelance Sculptor, H&H Sculptors Ltd. Lewisham, 2010–present; Menswear fitting and exam model, The Royal College of Art, London, 2012-13; Technical & installation assistant, Greta Alfaro on 'A Very Crafty and Tricky Contrivance', Genesis Foundation, 2012