We believe that well thought through designs are inspired by and can emerge from unlikely places at unlikely times. But you have to find them. They won’t find you – you have to go and look for them. You have to prospect in the world you have found yourself living in, inside your imagination and also physically with your hands to see what the soil will turn up. It’s hard work. But there is gold to be found.
This year we have worked on two major live projects run in the year, designing sound and spatial isolation devices for well known furniture brand Hitch Mylius and designing a humble piece of pasta for the Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s. An investigation into pure forms. We punctuated these with experimental short one-day briefs and complete the year with the students final major projects.