Waste is a vestige of the 20th century mentality. These nesting tables are cut from a single block of marble to keep wastage to a minimum. Designed for an exhibition in 2010, and later put into production by Milan based gallery L'eclettico.
A small nut opener made using investment cast steel, designed after watching an Italian friend open a walnut with a knife , a technique I had never seen before. I tend to keep my eyes peeled for interesting and unique behaviours as a kind of informal ethnographic research. The Nutsplitter was the first project I designed for Alessi, in 2008
A leading studio committed to the unique vision of its eponymous founder. These are projects I developed there as a designer from 2010-2013.
In Italy people tend to crumble dried whole chilis into their pasta sauce. However careful I was, I would always get burned by the residual chili on my fingertips. With this clear problem in mind, I set about developing a solution. Piccantino is the second project I designed for Alessi, 2010.
A powerhouse British homewares brand with an obsession for interesting materials. These are projects I worked on there as Design Manager from 2013-2015.
An innovative Italian manufacturer, over the past decade I have collaborated extensively with Magis, on behalf of several design studios
Giovannoni’s attention to formal detail is without parallel, and combined with his 'pop' sensibility is reflected in the commercial success of his projects. These are projects I developed there as a designer from 2007-2010.
The quintessential Italian design factory. Over the past decade it has been a privilege to work with Alessi on behalf of several design studios, including my own.
A limited edition of selected knives water jet cut to become bottle openers. Presented as an array of 100 unique objects and sold directly to the public.Developed with Pervisioni for the Salone Satellite, Milan 2007.
An early design project. These steel legs can be clamped to any surface to become a table. In a world of frivolous design, I wanted to make something durable and envisioned that these legs could still be useful to anyone who found them in 100 years time.