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Jane Kim

MA work

Project 1: Glasses for Water

The most consumed worldwide beverage of last year was bottled water, as reported by Forbes magazine. The consumption of such water reached 233 billion litres and in response to this demand the growth of high-end speciality water brands have begun to flood the market.

In celebration of water this is a project exploring a new way of delivering the subtleties of water through the taxonomy of glasses. A pursuit to enhance user knowledge and experience as well as enhancing the taste of different water varieties. 

Project 2: Exploration of Cutlery

The power of cutlery is often underestimated. Using tools to eat is a representation of civility dating as far back as the Prehistoric era and entire cultures are founded on differing attitudes to eating with differing tools.

The re-design of contemporary cutlery centres around form, balance and its pleasure to hold but this project initially asserts that the shape of cutlery should evolve more closely in relation to the actual food that we eat and the way we eat.

Exploration of Cutlery exemplifies how different priorities in cutlery design lead to different outcomes in form whether it be ethnographic, food specific or commercial in focus.

Project 3: Humanity in Digital Artefact

In response to the growth of digital waste which has a real physical footprint a proposed intervention is presented here in the form of a digital artifact that has human qualities. This breathing hard drive that behaves in some ways like a brain draws the paradigms of digital and physical closer together by creating a symbiotic relationship that adds a new layer to the internet of things.

Set within the a human and digital territory that juxtaposes these themes in a thought provoking concept piece that touches upon artificial intelligence, memory and how we can challenge and change the physical course of our digital future.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2016



  • I am interested in the everyday stories and experiences of people and my cross-disciplinary background provides for a rich approach to design. I have always sought to inform my creative process from a sociocultural perspective and genuinely seek to design to improve life and understand the impact designed objects have on our human-ness

    I try to take what is relevant and make insightful connections to enrich my work and in turn our environment. 

  • Degrees

  • LLB Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2006; BA (Hons) Product Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2014
  • Experience

  • Conflicts Lawyer, Clifford Chance LLP, London, 2007–11; Researcher, Chris Lefteri Design Ltd, London, 2012–14; Freelance Designer, British Fashion Award 2016 Trophy, London, 2015; Executive Education Student Facilitator, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Designer, Design & Build Creative, London, 2016–Present
  • Publications

  • Lefteri, C. Materials for Design, Laurence King; Reprint edition (19 May 2014) - Contributor