Sea of Plastic is a reflection of the microplastic problem in our ocean. Translucent plastic waves are arranged perpendicular to the floor, unable to be seen as viewers enters the space. As guests move around the space their perspective changes and a wall and ceiling of plastic waves appear, growing in size and engulfing one corner of the room.
Sea of Plastic is installed at the Project Zero Pop Up Space at 20 Beak Street, London. June 2018
Set, Max Randall | Photography, Bex Day | Styling, Patricia Villirillo
Hair, Johnnie Biles | Make-Up, Marie Bruce | Models, Ana, Jude, Steve F at Tomorrow is Another Day, Kasumi at Named Models, Neil Smith, Rahma Sheikh at Elite, Tex at Supa Models, and Yusuf at Nii Models, and Fiona and Josh Street Cast.
Glamcult | The Pain Issue | Spring 2018
Set, Max Randall | Photographer, Bex Day | Styling, Matt King
Inspired by an alien environment in Leyton Jubilee Park. I wanted to create objects with a visual language that appeared to come from a universe or dimension not of our own, something that felt as though it came to exist in an environment divorced from Human symbols and archetypes.
Hieroglyphics, Semiotics and early language notation lead me to shorthand, a method of abbreviated symbols used traditionally for taking dictation. The Symbols developed from here.
Inspired by the wooden clad architecture of Kengo Kuma I wanted to work in a timber species with naturally resilient qualities to allow me to create furniture and spaces for either in or out of doors.
Siberian Larch is traditionally used in the cladding of buildings for its density and resin content which make it naturally resilient to Rot, Fungus and Insects. The bench is uncoated to allow the timber to age naturally. With extended exposure to UV it will fade to a soft grey.
Materials, Siberian Larch
A speculative project for Hitch Mylius, the London based Furniture producer who specialise in contract furniture. HM asked my studio to incorporate sound isolating technology in to an appropriate design for the Hitch Mylius product range.
I began by looking at the Acoustic Mirrors along the Kent Coastline (a pre-war defence system that bounced sound to a microphone). I was interested by the interplay between the interior and exterior of the Acoustic Mirrors which were smooth and faceted respectively.
Materials, Plaster, Jesmonite, Mild Steel, Card
A project which grew out of discarded material experiments. Parts from other projects are held together with self amalgamating rubber tape which contrasts heavily with the frame and wooden top to highlight the joints themselves.
The joints are representative of the projects concept of jointing together and amalgamating work which had previously been put aside.