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Friday, 5 August 2011

The Angle Chair and Reggie the Eco Rocker

I wanted to share the work of two innovative designers - Julian Mayor and Shell Thomas - specifically the Angle Chair and Reggie the Eco Rocker. What sets these products apart is the material Shell & Julian have to chosen to bring their designs to life.

They're both created using ultraboard – which has been used in window displays for the likes of Selfridges, Oliver Bonas and Muji. It's suited to use in temporary, one off structures or lifetime products such as furniture, due to its strength in load-bearing situations and 100% recyclability. So essentially super strong, durable, eco-friendly cardboard!

Julian created the Angle chair from a map of a person’s seat, then digitalised and sectioned this on a computer to create a graphic model that was replicated in 3-D. Each piece is part of a numbered edition.

An artist and designer based in East London, Julian graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2000. He is now focusing on his exploration of computers and the sculptural form.

His work has been exhibited at the V&A London, Rossana Orlandi Milan, FAT Galerie Paris and 21st Twenty First New York.

You may already be familiar with Shell’s Reggie the Eco Rocker. It's already proven a huge success with parents, children and design fans. The Eco rocker is a great sustainable alternative to the traditional rocking horse, made entirely from 100% recyclable Dufaylite Ultra Board. Arriving flat-packed, it's easily assembled, ready to be brought to life with paint, crayon and glitter by budding young designers.

Shell recently won the Product Innovation award at the Not on the High Street Make Awards 2011 for Reggie, and is currently collaborating with JJAM for Tent London and the London Design Festival 2011. It'll be an interesting partnership, so make sure you head to the show in September to discover what they have in store.

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