John Fovargue

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Can you tell us a little more about your project?

Aiming products at the Heal’s furniture consumer market, I wanted to design a piece of furniture that would aid people’s daily lives. The connection from the home to the outside world is often the hallway so I wanted to create a subtle piece of contemporary furniture that could aid that transition.

Where did the inspiration for it come from?

Rob Scarlett, a design hero of mine, was a big inspiration at the start of the project. His Brunel range of furniture inspired me to create a piece of furniture combining the use of Natural Oak and Steel tube.

How important is being able to exhibit externally?

Definitely has to be the recent study trip to Madrid. It was my first time abroad and to spend it with course friends, students from the lower years and tutors made the trip memorable, fun, and inspiring….plus great to take loads of photos for my research and Instagram profile.

What has your highlight of the course been so far?

I love making, and being in the workshop has heavily influenced me as a designer to try different processes and come up with new design ideas. This has really opened my eyes since coming to university and having the facilities to learn new skills and achieve my goals.

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

As a Product Designer’s job title is fairly broad, I have always aimed to extend my output beyond simply designing a product. My interests lie in extending the consumer experience past the product and rather towards the marketing, packaging and branding.