I design conceptual products as political statements, communicating the
need for alternatives, which contradict social trend and the quick fix.
I examine philosophical, social, cultural, environmental, psychological
and historical factors through my work. They determine the function, effect,
material and aesthetic of my products, and have helped me in the formation
of physical solutions to identified problems. My products use recognisable
metaphors for relaying a particular point about an issue. Just as John
Lennon mass-conveyed and encouraged independent thought from consumers
through his music, I use product design. I have configured ways to make
stylish domestic interior products, which stand for an ugly issue, desirable
to the public. Through user / object interaction the consumer begins to
understand consider the messages that have been built into the product
through the aesthetic and function. The are a source of intrigue and enquiry
and aim to be both visually pleasing as well as financially viable. In
short, they create thoughtful, meaningful alternatives to the array of
‘designer’ household objects available to the fashion conscious
mass consumer market.
Manchester Metropolitan university: three dimensional design (product)
sales, commissions and to send comments to the artist.