Flaws

FLAWS IS AN INVESTIGATION OF HOW DESIGN CAN EXPLOIT UNPREDICTABILITY OF ERRORS AND CREATE BESPOKE ITEMS IN A MASS-MANUFACTURING CONTEXT.

Errors and imperfections that occur in craft are often considered as what characterises each item as individual. Whereas in mass-manufacturing processes these errors are viewed as inadequate results. Standardised items on the market are leading to more people owning the same possessions, yet there is an increase of unfulfillment between the user and the product.

Flaws is a series of vases inspired by the unpredictability of errors that occur during mass-manufacturing processes. They are made to challenge the common misconception of how standardised products are more desirable, and attempt to solve the issue of our consumers general dissatisfaction.

Through constant experimentation with the process of slip-casting, I was able to design and introduce a new production method that makes each vase individual, without adding additional materials or processes.

The project presents an on-going design discourse, as well as inviting consumers and designers to view imperfection and errors in a different way.


Turtle

TURTLE IS YOUR PERFECT TRAVEL COMPANION, IT WORKS AS A CHARGER, TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIGHT SOURCE AND A CABLE ORGANISER.

Turtle is a project in collaboration with lifestyle brand Lexon. We were given a simple brief, which is to improve “Everyday Life”. Although Lexon isn't a brand that produce revolutionary designs, they do design products that make our lives more exciting.

To me, improving everyday life is to accommodate our fast-pace lifestyles, and to be connected to one another wherever we go. However, it seems that mobile devices cannot keep up with our current usage, and portable chargers are only popular to a very niche group of consumers.

Therefore I set out to design a travel companion that accommodates all types of travelling, by having functions more than just a charger makes the design more desirable for larger consumer groups. The issue of inconvenient transportation has also been resolved through the designs versatile strap, which could be used as a cable organiser as well as a hook for your belt loops and bags.