A composite stool created through a material exploration process. Starting with plaster of paris or gypsum I investigated different mixing agents to allow me to create a new material that was sturdy enough to use in a stool application. The final material mix is plaster with a urethane glue, paired with American ash legs this stool is simple, cheap and easy to make.
A Venture into the timeless craft of bent plywood. Leveillä means to show off or brag. This table is designed for the user to be able to display his/her own choice of objects underneath the glass. With two drawers underneath this table can easily be transformed into a store counter with room to display jewellery and room for a cash drawer.
Leveillä is made from six laminated sheets of 2.7mm thick plywood. Cold pressed in the same mould Alpha stool is made from, this is another experiment into the tradition of bending plywood. All planar surfaces are made from the same Waci Waci ply with the legs hand turned from Pine.
The Contrast of the traditional bent ply with the modern sleek legs creates an interesting and unique design with the main body seemingly floating where it rests.
Leveillä has been 3 months of Research and Development for Victoria University’s Furniture paper SARC 312. With the outcome a fully working prototype. Many thanks to Graeme and the workshop team for their hours of help and hard work.
The Alpha stool consists of 6 sheets Waci Waci ply sheets laminated with epoxy resin to create a simple yet sturdy form. The Alpha Stools name comes from its build nature. The first complete piece of furniture made by me and the first complete piece of furniture made from the set of moulds I have generated. Simple and elegant this stool has been completely handcrafted from start to finish to keep the overall level of detail the highest it can be. The red bar was added to keep a magazine handy and to add a playful splash of colour to the stool. This is the first piece of furniture by me researching into the timeless process of bent plywood furniture.
These photos were part of my second year photography course. The title of the brief was light so I took this and started seeing what effects I could get using flowers, macro photography and a light table. The results were very pleasing and I have now started printing these on per order basis. Email: email@example.com for pricing and sizing. I will be adding the rest of the photos over the next few days.
This lamp comes from the redesign of the original lamp at the bottom. I took the desk style lamp and turned it into a free standing corner or room lamp. The idea was to replicate an old surveyors tripod or telescope tripod. The legs are fully adjustable with leather feet whilst the leather straps hold it from splaying to far apart. The wooden piece holding the three legs at the top is cnc routed from a single piece of pine which has been sanded and stained. The plastic top was freshly painted and is one of the only remaining parts. The idea was to keep this whole lamp tool-less like the original so all adjustments to change the position of the head and the height of the legs are free from needing tools.
Starting off as a University project about measuring tolerances and anatomical fit these rings were developed as the answer to the brief. After completing the project I decided to take them further with these now being part of my own personal creations. The rings are simple yet elegant. 3D printed in sterling silver these rings are now available for purchase email: firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and shipping
Recently I have acquired my parents old camera. A Ricoh XR-1 which they used when they traveled the world. A break from a hectic un ischedule and a sunny day in Wellington clashed for some interesting results. First time I have had to consider all elements of a photo the first time as there is now playback on a film camera.
Two light shades made from venner and plaster, representing the two major earthquakes to hit Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. The shape of these comes from the seismographic data where there venner is the approaching wave up until the largest magnitude and the plaster is the receeding earthquake wave. Each is lit with a incandescent bulb whilst hung over the corresponding epicentre of the earthquake. Hung from forms that represent the cranes that will rebuild the city these two lights are going to be exhibited in the red zone of Christchurch where fellow design students from around New Zealand will create a night of remeberance and inspiring design.