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Lauren Owen

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Can you tell us a little more about your project?

Hex is based off the ethos of wanting something which the consumer desires. It is based on the sense of wanting to look after the product which is formulated by the use of materials and its context.

Where did the inspiration for it come from?

Hex is inspired by the stylistics of ‘Design Art’. Design art is becoming more popular than ever. It is designed specially with materials which we naturally think are luxury.

I wanted to design a product which holds playful characteristics by letting the consumer tessellate and arrange the orientation of the product.

How important is being able to exhibit externally?

It is very important to gain recognition as a designer. It is a great opportunity to create contacts with industries and to showcase and sell my work is a new experience which will help my skills with industry’s in the future.  

What has your highlight of the course been so far?

Being at uni, studying the Product & Furniture design course, could be seen as one big highlight because of the overall experience it gives you. My personal favourite though has been going on the 3 overseas study trips and seeing different cultural perceptions on design.  Those trips were also a lot of fun, and for me should be about creating and enjoying yourself because if you aren’t having fun what is the point in doing anything.

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

My design interests are about making design fun. I agree some design has to be functional but I believe there is a balance.

I want to create products which are playful and create a relationship with the consumers. I am fascinated by how colour is utilised in design and how colour can change when used on different surfaces and materials.