A family of 3D-printed shades, integrating organic and parametric elements to achieve a complex & intelligent design.
Looking to create a form that had its roots in the natural world. Something that looked like it could have grown from a seed. Something that would look familiar, yet would be impossible to create in any other way than through 3D printing.
Through advanced 3D modelling and simulation, a highly organic form is achieved to produce an ideal and beautiful lighting effect. The twisted blades reduce the glare from a distance whilst slowly reveals the light source as the shade is approached.
Ruche is a collaboration with the award-winning lighting company PLUMEN and the shades are specially designed to complement their light bulbs.
The product is now available for purchase through PLUMEN.
See more of the product here.
Not one piece of plastic has naturally
biodegraded, without human intervention,
since its invention.
Yet every year we still produce over 300
million tonnes of now plastic. Despite being
recyclable most plastics end up in landfill.
The long term goal of my project is to
challenge the stigma attached to used
plastic from seeing it as a waste product to
seeing it as a valuable resource.
Biohm is a London-based research and development led company that aims to promote a healthier and more sustainable built environment. Their philosophy is to allow nature to lead innovation and create systems that benefit the human, the environment and the economy.
Aleksi’s work with Biohm started in the summer of 2017 when he met the company’s founder Ehab Sayed while exhibiting his ‘Grown Structures’ project in London. Since joining Biohm as Material Development Manager, he has led exciting research on mycelium materials. With Biohm, he is currently refining their recipes and techniques. Biohm is aiming to gain accreditation and start to use the material buildings as insulation and in the future, structurally.
Artisans’ Royal Club is one-stop destination for Gentlemen in the heart of Bangkok, bringing together 3 Thai-brands at the forefront of their game to offer a fully bespoke experience, from Denim and Leather to Tailoring.
The installation utilised the wide range of materials available from each brands, to exhibit the possibilities of bespoke products they offer as well as adding a contemporary appearance to the store whilst still maintain its sophistication.
Our fruit inspired Upcycling Sculptures was the first collaboration between all members of MANDIN.
Growing zero-waste structures from oyster mushrooms as an environmentally friendly construction method.
Exhibited as part of London Festival of Architecture and Made in Brunel Design Showcase, OXO Tower Bargehouse, 15-18 June 2017.
A seaweed and recycled paper composite material. This project aimed to change perspectives of the hugely abundant plant many regard as ocean waste. Brown algae contain alginates that act as a natural polymer, binding the algae and recycled paper together with a little water.
16 million tons of orange peel waste is produced every year. A juicer in a café can generate up to 20 kg of waste orange peels during one summer day.
We collect fruit peels and turn them into durable and biodegradable objects with a nice scent.
Exhibited at Biodesign Here Now as part of London Design Festival, Open Cell, London, September 2018 Exhibited at Materials for Architecture, ILEC Conference Centre, April 2018, London Exhibited at Made in Brunel Pop Up Showcase, Design Museum London, January 2017 Exhibited at Made in Brunel Final Year Show, OXO Tower Bargehouse, June 2017, London Exhibited at EAT THIS! Festival, Amsterdam, 2015 & London Design Museum, 2017.
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Collection of recycled pieces built for the Berliner Bar in Beeston (Nottingham, UK). Using mostly pallet wood for the outdoor bench, hanging sign, coffee table. Painted pillar using artwork from the East Side Gallery in Berlin as inspiration.
Exhibiting our work and London Design Museum.
The machine is part of a greater project to develop the process of turning waste HDPE/LDPE into a useable material. HDPE and LDPE both have a very low melting point of 130°C and 100°C respectively. This means that they can easily be melted and formed into useable material. To maximise the structural integrity and density of the material it is required to shred it down into thin straw like strands. The project was conducted as part of my internship at FabLab RUC, full documentation and of the project and a tutorial is available here.
The project was also featured on Hack A Day, the article can be found here.
An experiment which took its course after finding a pile of broken inner tubes on a bicycle trip.
Made in collaboration with Mads Hobye Henrik Larsen and Peter Kuchinke at The Glass factory, Boda, as part of the traveling exhibition "Handmade - Scandinavian Glass Starting All Over" that shows the innovative trends in handmade Nordic glass.
Klang is part of the experimental exhibition which pioneered the exploration of the synergy between programmable interactivity and the traditional glass blowing craft. The object responds by the chiming sound of crystal as the inner glass ball reacts to an approaching interactor.