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Paul Thomas

MA work

The best designer in the world is all around us! Nature is the inspiration for my solo project.

Breathe Easy is a hybrid health-enhancing product, designed to improve air quality in the home by combining plants with technology.

My goal is to find natural solutions for man-made problems.

For me, the best designs are pure and simple. However this is often an illusion. The simplest designs are often deceptively complicated. This is why design needs engineering and engineering needs design.

'Every problem has a solution, the fun is trying to find it.'

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2008

  • The best designer in the world is all around us! Nature is the inspiration for my solo project.

    Breathe Easy is a hybrid health-enhancing product, designed to improve air quality in the home by combining plants with technology.

    My goal is to find natural solutions for man-made problems.

    For me, the best designs are pure and simple. However this is often an illusion. The simplest designs are often deceptively complicated. This is why design needs engineering and engineering needs design.

    'Every problem has a solution, the fun is trying to find it.'

  • Degrees

  • BSc Engineering Product Design, London South Bank University, 1997
  • Experience

  • Senior Concept Design Engineer, Nokia Mobile Phones, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2000-6; Design Engineer, Nokia Mobile Phones, Southwood, UK, 1998-2000; Design Engineer Internship, Abberfield Technology, Sydney, Australia, 1996; Aircraft Tool Maker/Fitter, Westland Helicopters, Isle of Wight, UK, 1987-93
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Design For Our Future Selves Award, Helen Hamlyn Centre, 2008; Two First Prizes, Imperial College Ideas Challenge, 2007; Winner, Dyson Scholarship, 2007