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Robert Thorpe

MA work

Follow Light (Future Furniture Part II)

This research project examines the application of “Following Light” for Intelligent Personal Assistants in shared spaces. Specifically, it considers how the central space of a stairwell can be reimagined as a place where house mates do more than just cross paths with each other and how user technology can improve an individual’s emotional response to the home environment and facilitate a different social interaction within the space.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2017

  • My practice is built around incorporating innovative technologies into work and living spaces. For the last two years this has included design and construction of interiors and concept gallery spaces in London and Barcelona, as well as developing a portfolio of smart tech furniture built around the needs of young people living in shared housing.

  • Degrees

  • BA Design, Goldsmiths' College, University of London
  • Exhibitions

  • SONAR 2016