Final year project
Experimental Vessel [Read more]
Protect and Effect Project: Open Top Model
My packaging system employs a small 4 sided cube with circles cut out at an approximate 30-degree angle to create a concave groove that opposes the oblong shape of the eggshell, allowing eggs of varying sizes to be held comfortably within the space with loose and controlled movement. The 3 octagonal outer layers fit steadily around the cube with the top and bottom piece attaching to the cube via a finger joint slot creating a protective barrier between the egg and absorbing any impact the package may come in contact with without exerting pressure on the egg.
Protect and Effect: Closed Model
This is my response to the Protect and Effect Project, single blown-out egg package looks like when it is completely secured and ready for delivery. The package was made from Foamboard keeping the model lightweight and allowing me the opportunity to easily experiment with the design and change different features that effect real-life packaging e.g. how easily can it be stacked? Will it roll off a desk? Is it protected against accidental drops? etc.
Protect and Effect: Laid out Model
The complete 2D layout of my project response. I tried to keep the design as minimal as possible but still keeping in mind the difficulty I would have cut out all the pieces especially the small and precise joints.
Final Major Project: Paper Manipulation
During the first few weeks of the project, I focussed on the manipulation of different material that I could use to later model or prototype ideas, here is an example of my paper manipulation inspired by Richard Sweeney.
Final Major Project: Paper Manipulation 2
Final Major Project: Paper Manipulation 3
Final Major Project: Metal Manipulation
Coming back from the Easter Break, I was able to get some time in the metal workshop to test the properties of some scrap metal and also see what I could do with their unique properties.
Final Major Project: Metal Manipulation 2
For the greater half of the foundation course, I've been working from home using the same few materials and the same few construction techniques, so to step out of the comfort zone I've been in the last few months. My new design approach for my final major project is to experiment with new materials, different workshops and expand my horizon.
My final major project has been heavily influenced by the fact that my current year has been consistently hindered by lockdowns and restrictions and the knowledge that I'll be studying Industrial Design next year, so this is my last chance to explore my own potential at something new with the only consequence being new experiences. Therefore I set myself the task of expanding my understanding of materials I haven't worked with before, testing the limits of how objects can be manipulated, formed and combined building on the practical making skill I'd previously acquired along with appreciating the various paths my project might take on the 9.5-week journey to create my Experimental Vessel(s)
Final year project
Part of the Connections Postcard Project, our foundation course partnered with students from the Joshibi University Art and Design school, exploring what connections meant to us in this difficult time. This brief was given out to each specialism 3D design, Fine Art, Visual Communication and Textiles & Fashion and from that one-week project and handful of postcards were selected by the students from Joshibi. My postcard titles 'Euclidean Travel' was selected by Kotomi and during a Teams call with several other foundation students we were able to answer questions and present our work to the students on the other side of the world. Our work is also being held at their virtual exhibition https://www.lboro.ac.uk/schools/sdca/connections/