Abraided is an exploration of the fraught tension that can occur when combining strength and fragility by using aircraft plywood for domestic object development. The finished product considers balance, repetition and irony. It is deigned for user assembly, and can be flat-packed into an 11x17 envelope for shipping and distribution.
bent wood wrapped with a stunning local species of black walnut.
The water catching ridged cement bottom is a salute to the rainy city of vancover, in harmony with the beautiful outdoors.
Mui is an umbrella holder I produced in co-operation with international designers Hamza Omari and Omar Qubain. We chose the name Mui, because in arabic it means rain.
Mui was sold in a local furniture boutique 18KARAT
Uhu is a functional and easy to use coat hook that also includes a storage space for small items. It is an elegant accent to the home environment.
The focus for this course was to create a marketable object for efficient production with close consideration for quality and cost effectiveness.
Crab-to-Go is a seafood package design that is made from local materials and for local people in Maryland.
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This toy was designed for toddlers in the hope that it would be educational, fun and creative. To design this children-centered toy, research was done on child psychology, toy safety, and toddler's interests. This was designed to facilitate toddler learning of shape recognition, weight differentiation, and color recognition.
For the class new wood material, we were researching and experienmenting with new ways to work with wood. Our intention was to create a carbon fibre woven-like material using wood and natural binders. We then applied this fabric over a mold to create a three dimensional form
Mindin is inspired by a Scottish custom that is celebrated with the exchange of small gifts. The tradition known as First Footing, is celebrated today as a quiet ushering in of the New Year. Taken from the form of cupped hands, this vessel is ideal for small treasures.