Sam is a product designer. Born in Bath (England) in 1985, Sam has always had a passion for designing and making.
In Wire, Studiobject_In wire is a collection of affordable and durable office furniture with a friendly feel. Harnessing the low cost manufacturing process of wire bending and spot welding as a base. In Wire proposes an open system that merges utility, structure and joinery into single parts. From cables to clutter, all is accounted for. (Photography by Gustav Almestål).
Snelson, AHEC_The Snelson stool is inspired by Kenneth Snelson’s sculptural works that are built around the principle of tensegrity, a name later coined by American polymath Buckminster Fuller, where components of a structure are held together by the continuous tension of binding string components.
This design uses tension to hold together the rigid elements, which never touch one another. This project was run in conjunction with Benchmark. Material was kindly provided by the American Hardwood Export Council. The Snelson Stool was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert museum in London during London Design Week 2012 as part of AHEC’s ‘Out of the Woods’ project. (Photography by Petr Krejcí).
Holdfast, prototype_Holdfast began with the exploration of clamps and their infinite possibilities as both a tool as well as joining device. The clamp elements that hold this range of furniture together are very simple in form and were based on the holdfast clamping system typically used for holding material to the surface of a workbench.
The components are manufactured using a computer controlled wire bending device. The components are then inserted into a through hole and wedged under the material they are supporting, creating tension in the vertical leg and in turn creating a strong stiff supporting structure for shelves as well as side tables, stools and other occasional home furnishings.
Public Resonance, Yamaha_Public Resonance allows a performer to directly connect and literally ‘resonate’ with an audience. By utilising the natural resonance of everyday objects, for example street furniture, existing architecture or even public transport, various vibrations are both created and amplified by this portable percussive tool kit. Public Resonance was inspired by the spontaneity of street performers and the busking community.