News from the Workbench

Mentor Report

In late 2018 I returned to Amsterdam after a three year sojourn in London. As part of the move I applied for and received an Erasmus Grant for Young Entrepreneurs to help reestablish myself in the Netherlands. For five months I worked with Rene Siebum, who’s studio is based in Eindhoven. Rene offered me valuable […]

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oTTo: the Toy Story

The creation of the oTTo toy came about when I was looking to make a personalised gift for friends who had just welcomed their first baby.I created a modular toy with eight simple interchangeable parts. When put together in a certain way the shapes become a boat, an airplane or a windmill. But the rest […]

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Evolution of the Coat Hook

The idea for a series of coat hooks came about when I was invited to take part in the London Design Festival in 2017. I joined a group of makers invited by Wieden+Kennedy as part of their ‘Hands On’ initiative, which celebrates craft skills and techniques that are integral to design and creativity. They invited […]

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High Tea with Princess Anne

In June 2017 I was honoured to receive the annual City & Guilds Carpenters’ Company prize presented by HRH Princess Anne. The Carpenters’ Company is a City of London Livery Company that dates back to the 15th century. They still uphold close links with the carpentry profession and other building trades in London. In a […]

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