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Joe Pipal

MA work

My work focuses on the making process: tools, rigs and workshops that are socially minded and encourage engagement, understanding and participation. I am interested in how design navigates between utility and concept. A designer can be both the means of production (the making) and the model for production (the design), and therefore is well positioned to devise new concepts that challenge convention and offer alternatives to accepted models of production.

Info

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2013

    Specialism

    Platform 14

  • My work focuses on the making process: tools, rigs and workshops that are socially minded and encourage engagement, understanding and participation. I am interested in how design navigates between utility and concept. A designer can be both the means of production (the making) and the model for production (the design), and therefore is well positioned to devise new concepts that challenge convention and offer alternatives to accepted models of production.

  • Degrees

  • BA Hons, Fine art, Nottingham Trent, 1999; City and Guilds, Cabinet making & wood machining, London Guildhall University, 2002
  • Experience

  • Assistant furniture maker, David Hall Bespoke Furniture, London, 2002–3; Furniture maker, Joe Pipal Furniture, London, 2003–present