POTS - Ceramics for the office

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.

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The Workshop and Materials

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.

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The Workshop

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.  

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Nurturing Diverse Talent

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.

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The Complete Designer

Designing products is a challenging task that blends many thought process, experience and skills.  So just what are those traits?  We discuss an overview of traits here and will look at each aspect in more detail as we progress.

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Visit to BASF designfabrik

Last week Craig took some time out of the office and headed to Ludwigshafen and a workshop at designfabrik with a client to listen to and absorb some cutting edge innovation in the material science industry.  Some interesting discoveries.

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Growth with Stability

Life at a boutique design studio is constant chaos, or so I thought.  It took me 10 years to realise it can be different, that was seven years ago.  Our growth now is much more stable, thanks to our clients.

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Our Summer Reading List

We're swapping books for the beach around the office.  Going away allows us to press the reset button, but as keen Product Designers we like to find something that can provide inspiration for when we get back.

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