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Oliver Poyntz

MA work

Why is something as natural as a piece of fruit, which has a shelf life of only a few days once picked, often entombed in synthetic, toxic compounds that can take up to 700 years to degrade?


This project aims to mimic the elegance and efficiency with which biological materials are manufactured, embodying these attributes in a new material, and an industrial manufacturing process.


Insights into the beauty of natural processes gained throughout the project led to a new innovative product solution to be contained within the packaging itself, keeping the food fresher for longer.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2011

  • Why is something as natural as a piece of fruit, which has a shelf life of only a few days once picked, often entombed in synthetic, toxic compounds that can take up to 700 years to degrade?


    This project aims to mimic the elegance and efficiency with which biological materials are manufactured, embodying these attributes in a new material, and an industrial manufacturing process.


    Insights into the beauty of natural processes gained throughout the project led to a new innovative product solution to be contained within the packaging itself, keeping the food fresher for longer.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Design for Industry (First class), University of Northumbria at Newcastle, 2007
  • Experience

  • Industrial designer, Omlet, Banbury, 2010; Freelance industrial designer, Sprout Design, London, 2007-9; Freelance industrial designer, And Design, London, 2008; Internship, Therefore Design, London, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • GoGlobal, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2010; New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2007