ALTERNATIVE EXPERIENCES
- Design is not just things. We experience the world around us in a myriad of forms, and design should be responsive to this, exploiting this fact to communicate ideas.  By providing firsthand experiences, in the form of workshops, interactive installations and events, these projects aim to engage people in a ‘hands-on’ approach, bringing design to life, and as such combining a wide range of skills, ideas and opinions from all involved.

DIGITAL TOPOLOGY
- Knowingly or otherwise, we are immersed in a Digital Topology.  We are surrounded by digital objects and electronics, and these have become an intrinsic, inescapable part of contemporary life at all levels.  The projects in this category consider the current and future development of this landscape, and how digital technology can be used in a social, cultural and local way.  Merging digital and non-digital elements, I aim to create subtle and creative alternatives for this technology, questioning (and breaking) the rules of the current digital paradigm.

FANTASTICAL
- These projects challenge the concept of what is (im)possible. Asking what we really know about reality, these designs are fantastical in their nature, but never frivolous or parodies. Taking design beyond its traditional role, I intend to show how it can be used to not only clarify, but to distort. Such speculative design can excite and stimulate, feeding our need for discovery and our imagination. The products in this category take us beyond our hopes for the future, making tangible our dreams of today.

Liquidity
Liquidity
Liquidity
Liquidity
Liquidity
Liquidity

Liquidity

Liquidity is a new set of imaginative, exploratory table lamps marrying the modern material technology of conductive ink with hand blown glassware.

Inspired by the potential of BARE conductive ink, and curious to explore an alternative use for this new material, I aimed to exploit its properties in its crude liquid form.

The fluid nature of the ink creates a wonderfully playful and subtly charming interaction, whereby tilting the lamps makes/breaks the circuit as the ink flows between the metal contacts. This is a true visual representation of basic electronics at work, as well as being a beautiful piece in its own right.

Every element of the Liquidity project has been carefully handcrafted. After coating the inside of the glass with a hydrophobic solution, transparent oil is added to act as an insulating substance. A measure of liquid conductive ink is then inserted, forming the switch contact. The oil allows the ink to remain liquid, and ensures the ink stays in its globular form.

The bulb holder had to be hand made from custom rubber bungs, allowing standard ES screw type bulbs to be used.

The Liquidity Lamps are in the prototype stage, and commercial designs are being developed currently.  Please inquire for more details.