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.
MANDIN Collective Worldwide
Plural Zone UK - Technology, Design, Art & Sustainability Blog.
Thaan Bangkok - Grill Restaurant and Bar.
Xandre Bangkok - Luxury Leather Goods.
MUDIITA Chiangmai - Interior Lifestyle Furniture Brand + In collaboration with Thailand's Department of Trade Promotion.
G2 Design Buckinghamshire - Product & Structural Packaging Design Consultancy.
UP Studio Bangkok - Cycle Cafe.
Coffee or Me Chiangmai - Garden Café.
Samadhi Sound Bangkok - Art & Music Collective
SEDI Rwanda Brighton/Rwanda - NGO focusing on Engaging, Educating, and Empowering young people from marginalised community.
Copeau by Louis Portishead - Personal Branding for Carpentry & Upcycling work by Louis Johnston
Midmanpay Bangkok - eCommerce Start-up
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.
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.
Fibre-glass cast concrete & Oak bench.
Designed and produced for Ramsgate Town Library.
Commissioned by Friends of Ramsgate Society
Lampshade made from milk jugs.