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.
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.
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 new 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.
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 EAT THIS! Festival, Amsterdam, 2015 & London Design Museum, 2017.
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.
Selection of logos for range of Businesses & Brands.
Xandre - Bangkok-based Luxury Leather Goods.
MUDIITA - Interior Lifestyle Furniture Brand + In collaboration with Thailand's Department of Trade Promotion. Link
G2 Design - Buckinghamshire-based Design Consultancy. Link
UP Studio - Bangkok-based Cycle Cafe.
Coffee or Me - Chiangmai-based Garden Cafe. Link
A pendant luminaire, utilizing multiple illumination planes to effectivly fill the room with a warm variety of light.
What happens when you have a heat gun and a broken classroom chair?
The little crane is a simple luminaire compromising of only 4 components and no fixings. 8 different lighting angles can be possible from the simple joints.
University Lighting project
An exploration of optical effects that are often overlooked in our daily lives, combined with my interest in geometric patterns.
The frame uses refraction to produce moving patterns and visuals by manual rotation, aimed to trigger the sense of curiosity.
The selected artwork shows the vast potential behind the concept which can be amplify with scale.
Hand-drawn Ink Illustrations.
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.
Soy Bottle blown together with Tarmo Maaronen of Bianco Blu Glass Studio in Fiskars, Finland.
Geometric Pendant inspired by the fascinating Honeycomb Structure.
Modular lighting system made from from fibreglass and foam.
An experiment which took its course after finding a pile of broken inner tubes on a bicycle trip.
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 ultimate goal of my project is to change the stigma attached to used plastic from seeing it as a waste product to seeing it as a valuable resource. This material is made from HDPE but the process of how it was made is transferable across all seven classifications of recyclable plastic.
The material is shredded in to a granules then heated in an oven. HDPE was chosen as the main type of plastics for this project because it has the widest distance between its melting and its burning temperatures, 130 °C - 180 °C, out of the six most abundant types of recyclable plastic.
The Rocking Rainbow toy is the simple answer to the combination between the two timeless children's toy;
The Shape Sorter & The Stacking Rings.
Stack the different coloured layers onto the rocking base, observe the cause & effect of how the centre of gravity is affected.
Two axis of rotation have been integrated into a poised structure to exhibit organic movement in the form a sand patterning
An audio spectrum analyser measuring 1.2m x 1.2m that allows you to connect any audio device via a 3.5mm AUX cable and visualize the amplitudes of seven different frequencies using seven strips of RGBW LEDs. The user has control over the colour scheme of LEDs and the ability to scale to suit the volume of the input signal.
Modular Tiling Concept
The result of an on-going exploration in geometry, combined with a growing passion for ceramics.
With one simple design, the VINE tiles can be tessellated to create endless possibilities of patterns.
Fibre-glass cast concrete & Oak bench.
Designed and produced for Ramsgate Town Library.
Commissioned by Friends of Ramsgate Society
Lampshade made from milk jugs.