Tom Gottelier

MA work

My work is an exploration into under-used or possibly redundant, equipment, process and time with in small-scale manufacture. I want to explore the potential for new products within these factories and look to cost effectively and intuitively develop new products inspired by the manufacturing environment.

Working without a studio, nomadically moving from one factory to the next, I seek to build working relationships with different factories - each new product is unique and tells a story of collaboration between the factory and myself. My work revolves around the ability to work with others, sharing knowledge and learning from one another in order to push the designs forward.

Info

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2013

    Specialism

    Platform 15

  • My work is an exploration into under-used or possibly redundant, equipment, process and time with in small-scale manufacture. I want to explore the potential for new products within these factories and look to cost effectively and intuitively develop new products inspired by the manufacturing environment.

    Working without a studio, nomadically moving from one factory to the next, I seek to build working relationships with different factories - each new product is unique and tells a story of collaboration between the factory and myself. My work revolves around the ability to work with others, sharing knowledge and learning from one another in order to push the designs forward.

  • Degrees

  • BA, Product Design, Man and Well-Being, Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2010
  • Experience

  • Designer, Design For Sustainable Development, Colombo, 2010; Set Designer, Tom Gottelier, London, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood chairs, Stockholmsässan, Stockholm, 2013, 2013; Green House, Stockholmsässan, Stockholm, 2013; Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood chairs, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2012; Value Lab, Bijenkorf, Eindhoven, 2012
  • Publications

  • Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood chairs, AHEC, RCA, 2012; LINDA Magazine, Linda de Mol, 2013