This light was made during my time studying at HDK, University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Designed to be hung from the ceiling or mounted on a wall depending on the users needs. The light has a strip of LEDs color accurate to between 5000 and 6000 Kelvin to trigger the brains sunlight response. By convincing the brain it is receiving sunlight helps reset daily rhythms of body temperature, hormone secretion, and sleep patterns. All components were manufactured by hand.
Inspired by Scandinavian design during my time spent as a student in Gothenburg, Sweden, I sought to find elegance through simplicity without sacrificing comfort or ease of assembly. I wanted to challenge the belief that flat-pack furniture is cheap and flimsy, lasting only a few years. Using thick 10oz leather and welded cold-rolled steel rod, held together with shaft collars the stool can be taken apart with a single allen wrench.
This brass and steel key holder was made by press fitting the two metals together with steel pins. The steel side has gun blue applied to form a protective black finish.The circular top portion serves as a bottle opener and to grasp belt loops.
This steel and aluminum cube was created using a series of press fit cylinders from solid stock. By turning each to within .001 of an inch of the next layer and forcing the two together with an arbor press I formed a solid block of alternating metal. Using a rotary head on the mill I cut away the faces of the cube. Gun blue was applied to the steel to achieve the protective black finish. The leather case is used to protect the surfaces and also serves as a stand.
Driplet is a MIT-RISD collaboration for MIT's Product Design and Development class. Our team worked to make a more "mindful" shower, encouraging water and energy saving. The device is installed between the shower head and the pipe coming from the wall. It measures the flow rate and temperature of the water, powering itself using a water turbine and sends the data wirelessly through Arduino to your phone and the cloud. We wanted to develop a product that tracks the users shower data, allowing the user to understand the impact they have and change their behavior based on the data.
Rendering of conceptual prototype in place
Working alpha prototype for final review and presentation
Conceptual prototype without exterior shell
Exploded view of conceptual prototype (without outer shell)
Early concept development review
Project Team (from left to right): States Lee, Riley Sykes, Evgeniya Prozorova, Justin Pytka, Javier Rodriguez Hefferan, Colin Williams.
App interface for user. Based on the shower data the user would be able to learn and adjust daily habits.
Profitability analysis of product
Rendering of conceptual prototype
Greywater Filtration System
A collaboration between Dystil under the owner, Miles Keller and Greyter Water Systems. The objective was to create a residential unit capable of processing all the greywater (water used in sinks, showers and collected rainwater) produced by the average family home. This filtered water is then able to be used for irrigation and flushing toilets. Cost, ease of assembly, size and ergonomics were the main concerns of the project. I was placed in charge of client-designer contact (in addition to my roll as part of the design team) and coordinated the relationship between engineers and designers.
CAD Models and Renderings
Assorted CAD models and renderings completed over the last six months as exercises or for projects. All renderings were done using Rhino and Brazil or with Solidworks and Keyshot.
Continuing my exploration of Scandinavian inspired furniture, Fero is a cabinet that eliminates the need for pull handles through embedded disks of metal. As the name eludes, the cabinet is reliant on the ferrous nature of steel and the use of a rare-earth magnet to open the drawers. Rather than using traditional wood veneer I use leather to show wear and passage of time. The users hands and magnet mark the surface in the act of opening each drawer over the course of the lifetime of the user.
Leather bottle sleeve for insulation and easy connection to a backpack. All stitching done by hand with waxed linen thread.