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Ian Ferguson

MA work

From pots and pans to injection moulding machines, tools mediate between ourselves and the material world. They allow us to give form to our desires and in turn delineate the possible forms those desires can take. At a grand scale, industrial tools and processes shape the vocabulary of products we consume. At a personal scale, our tools form the basis for private rituals and self-expression. Creating new tools creates new modes of expression and illuminates the world in new ways. My work explores the potential of tools to generate new relationships between design, technology and everyday life.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2007

  • From pots and pans to injection moulding machines, tools mediate between ourselves and the material world. They allow us to give form to our desires and in turn delineate the possible forms those desires can take. At a grand scale, industrial tools and processes shape the vocabulary of products we consume. At a personal scale, our tools form the basis for private rituals and self-expression. Creating new tools creates new modes of expression and illuminates the world in new ways. My work explores the potential of tools to generate new relationships between design, technology and everyday life.

  • Experience

  • Designer, Testa & Weiser Inc, Los Angeles, 2001-5; Co-instructor, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, 2003-5; Technical Consultant, Daly/Genik Architects, Los Angeles, 2003; Designer, Hideto Horiike + Urtopia, Tokyo, 2000-1
  • Exhibitions

  • Extreme Textiles (with Testa & Weiser), Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC, 2005; Big & Green (with Testa & Weiser), National Building Museum, Washington DC, 2003; Super-Ficial (with Testa & Weiser), New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, 2003; Glass Chair, Portugese Pavilion, Expo 2000, Hanover, 2000