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June 13, 2018

Hidden in a corner of the Westland Antiques warehouse in East London (truly a museum to the history of design) sit some fragments of a grand Flemish Mannerist chimneypiece. Though incomplete, it is a piece of great magnetism. Its' unsubdued explosion of colour and ener...

June 7, 2018

The exceptional history of the objects which have been unearthed in Herculaneum has embedded in them traces of events which we can barely comprehend. As well as the marks of horrific and terrifying events, there is also evidence of the everyday. Through these objects,...

January 14, 2018

Digital manufacturing makes everything easy. But I enjoy the challenge of making complicated things "old school" - by hand. The errors become part of the story.

Whilst I never expressly design things to be un-makeable, I see a parallel between my work and the compositio...

July 30, 2017

Address to the IDG International Designers Forum in Beijing on The Avoidance of Perfection, and the need to acknowledge decay.

December 8, 2016

Despite its delicate character, Unicorn is the product of robust industrial metalworking techniques. Whereas sculpture foundry techniques are concerned with making the process invisible, I prefer to make the process explicit - with all of its flaws. After all, perfecti...

October 20, 2016

Here I am I am on a podium again - to talk about my love of decay. This time, in Dubai...

July 31, 2016

I am honoured to have been a recipient of this years IDG Golden Creativity Award in recognition of my, er, quirky creativity!

The annual Awards event took place in Beijing on July 30th 2016.

 I also took part in a panel discussion with other award recipients from the fie...