WillStrange

STRANGEdesign.

Poole, England · 36 Sales

WillStrange

STRANGEdesign.

Poole, England 36 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(8)

Announcement   I design and make with reclaimed and reused materials in a small workshop in Dorset, UK. I am a full time university lecturer, teaching design and prototyping, and a passionate designer/maker outside of office hours...

My lamp designs take inspiration from the space capsules of science fiction and reality, cartoon UFOs and 'mid-century high-tech'. Cylindrical forms with glass cockpits, visible fixings, atomic and starburst styles...

I make with a combination of re-cycled materials that would otherwise be wasted and, for lamps, new parts that are 3d printed to form a connection between parts most efficiently. LED bulbs are very energy efficient and remain cool.

3d printing is a great solution for making the connections between new electrical parts and the reused timber and glass jars. The PLA plastic is plant based, and fully recyclable. Some lamps use recycled PET as a fully recycled alternative.

By contrast, my chess pieces are inspired by my experience as an architectural model-maker before beginning to teach full-time. They are inspired by the abstraction that professional modelmakers use to model the urban environment.

I avoid painted finishes, to reduce chemical use; and I prefer to use mechanical fixings, not glue, to aid dismantling and reusing / recycling, cradle to cradle style. My designs will not change the world by themselves but seek to illustrate how smaller scale production can produce genuinely individual items...

Please contact me if you have ideas for commissions or want to know more...

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Last updated on 03 Sep, 2017

I design and make with reclaimed and reused materials in a small workshop in Dorset, UK. I am a full time university lecturer, teaching design and prototyping, and a passionate designer/maker outside of office hours...

My lamp designs take inspiration from the space capsules of science fiction and reality, cartoon UFOs and 'mid-century high-tech'. Cylindrical forms with glass cockpits, visible fixings, atomic and starburst styles...

I make with a combination of re-cycled materials that would otherwise be wasted and, for lamps, new parts that are 3d printed to form a connection between parts most efficiently. LED bulbs are very energy efficient and remain cool.

3d printing is a great solution for making the connections between new electrical parts and the reused timber and glass jars. The PLA plastic is plant based, and fully recyclable. Some lamps use recycled PET as a fully recycled alternative.

By contrast, my chess pieces are inspired by my experience as an architectural model-maker before beginning to teach full-time. They are inspired by the abstraction that professional modelmakers use to model the urban environment.

I avoid painted finishes, to reduce chemical use; and I prefer to use mechanical fixings, not glue, to aid dismantling and reusing / recycling, cradle to cradle style. My designs will not change the world by themselves but seek to illustrate how smaller scale production can produce genuinely individual items...

Please contact me if you have ideas for commissions or want to know more...

Will Strange

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5 out of 5 stars
(8)
André

André on 24 Apr, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Artikel wie beschrieben. Verpackung sehr sicher. Versand wie versprochen.

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Updated wheelchair models, in 1:12 dollhouse scale,are ready now... The turtles have completed quality control testing and they seem happy!
Maybe these should be made in orange, red, purple and blue colour options. What do you think?...

About

I love to make things and have a passion for design...

I am university lecturer, professional modelmaker and designer/maker living and working in Dorset, UK. I accept commisions for architectural modelmaking and I design & make what you see here. After many years working as a professional architectural modelmaker, I am now a teacher, but I continue to make things all the time.

It really bugs me to see useful materials go to waste. I know from experience that its just not possible to use every last tiny piece of material to make things, there will always be some waste. I want the know that I have taken at least some of this and shown how it could be turned into something beautiful, useful or at least interesting.

It bugs me even more that so many things are made ugly and soul-less so that they appeal to as many markets as possible. I design for simplicity and longevity, and also for character. Some people may not love what I design. That’s fine, hopefully there’s another designer out there making something for them…

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  • Will Strange

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am university lecturer, professional modelmaker and designer/maker living and working in Dorset, UK. After many years working as a professional architectural modelmaker, I am now a teacher, but I continue to make things all the time.

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  • Shapeways

    New York, NY

    Shapeways is a Dutch-founded, New York-based 3D printing marketplace and service, startup company. Users design and upload 3D printable files, and Shapeways prints the objects for them or others.

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Last updated on 04 Jan, 2017
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Will Strange
1 Lydford Road
BOURNEMOUTH, Dorset BH11 8SN
United Kingdom