Kristian Dale Onia

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Can you tell us a little more about your project?

I designed a family of products which are based around using dowel as the main material, allowing me to keep my design simple and minimal but with enough freedom to create an array of objects. The combination of materials also plays a big part in this project, with the acrylic offering a diffuse, warm source of light, against the solid ash base.

How important is being able to exhibit externally?

Exhibitions are very important for everyone, but for me particularly so, as this will enable me to make my first steps as a designer. mainly my designs released into the public and give me opportunity to meet new people but also potential buyers and sellers. Therefore, having an external contact will be able to get my work and designs with a bigger market and maximising the business opportunities I will be able to undertake.

What has your highlight of the course been so far?

For me it has to be the challenges that I have faced working on various projects, as this has allowed me to develop as a designer, and I think this will prepare me for my career.

Could you tell us a little more about your design interests?

&ldquo“Spur of the moment” is what I think my design is all about as I will come up with a concept or a design but during this process I will suddenly think of a better idea or something I can apply onto my design.

What advice would you give to someone considering studying Product and Furniture Design at BCU?

If you are passionate about design and are willing to put the hours and hard work in, I couldn’t recommend it more. The course requires a lot of hard work and passion but when you put them in the results are worth it.


Follow Kristian at @kristianoniadesignmaker