At the start of the year we spotted a new trend of retail meeting the needs of the office with global organisations like Hay and Ikea catering for office accessories. Ceramics is always something that has interested us. Here we share some of the process undertaken to create a novel product.
Our product design workshop is an invaluable space which has grown over the past 17 years as Jones and Partners has grown. But the workshop is not just for the various saws, grinders and welders that we house. Materials and fabrics play an integral part in our product design.
Sat in a coffee shop, contemplating the recent birth of his son, Craig observed the sorting process of consumers, phone users needing to charge their phones sat at the perimeters of the shop close to a socket.
We talk a lot about the early stages of design, the ideation, sketching, renders and feasibility checks. An area that is often over looked is a place we spend a lot of our product design time - the workshop.
Designs studios thrive on curiosity and diversity. Our annual programme with Co-Innovate at Brunel married with requests from global interns brings a rich blend of fresh ideas and diverse interests, influencing the studios growth and direction.