About this day
This engaging and interactive KS5 Product Design online inspiration day will take your students to the cutting edge in design. Five renowned speakers from a diverse range of studios will give your students the inside story. From an in-depth exploration of different materials to discovering how designs develop through sketches, modelling and CAD, this is an unmissable day.
Programme & speakers
Pioneering aeronautical innovation Sam Rogers, Gravity Industries
Sam will shed light on the approach Gravity has taken to development of a pioneering human flight suit, with all the associated successes, failures and revelations. He will show how fundamental principles and design judgement can bring science fiction closer to reality.
About Sam Rogers
Sam Rogers is a flight suit design engineer at Gravity Industries. He has many years experience with pyrotechnics and built his first large solid rocket motor aged 9.
Resourcefulness and design Pascal Anson, Pascal Anson Studio
In this exciting two-part session, Pascal will explore and demonstrate the creativity and resourcefulness a designer needs when approaching any design situation. Students will then be involved in a collective creative exercise.
About Pascal Anson
Designer Pascal Anson is Senior Lecturer at Kingston University and a visiting lecturer at the RCA. He runs a design consultancy and holds workshops in the UK and abroad.
Connections, collections and culture Bethan Laura Woods
Bethan Laura Wood has run as multidisciplinary studio since 2009 characterised by materials investigation, artisan collaboration and a passion for colour and detail. Bethan is fascinated by the connections we make with the everyday objects that surround us and, as a collector herself, likes to explore what drives people to hold onto one particular object while discarding another. Bethan explores these relationships and questions how they might become cultural conduits. She is interested in critical approaches to achieving sustainability within mass consumption and the production-driven context of the design industry.
About Bethan Laura Woods
Bethan Laura Wood has run as multidisciplinary studio since 2009 characterised by materials investigation, artisan collaboration and a passion for colour and detail. Bethan obtained her MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, under the tuition of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper, since 2011 she has worked with the prestigious Nilufar Gallery.
The Small Idea Graham Potts, forpeople
Most people are always looking for the big idea, however it’s often the case that the smallest ideas make the biggest difference. Graham will look at the power of ideas and where they come from.
About Graham Potts
Following his successful term as Senior Designer at Seymourpowell Graham is now Creative Lead at forpeople, a specialist design company based in an old pickle factory in south London.
Logical progression Ben Wilson, Donky Bike
Ben Wilson is a 3D Industrial designer working with mass produced products, one-off hand made commissions and interiors projects. Ben will reveal his individual approach to design and talk about the journey from early works to larger projects and bigger budgets.
About Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson is a 3D Industrial Designer who works with mass-produced products and one-off hand-made commissions. His work has been extensively published and exhibited worldwide.