The fair Asturian port city of Gijón; tucked far into the north of Spain, built overlooking the deep waters of Biscay, and my home for a little over a month in the autumn of 2021. My time there solidified my opinion that region felt like a throwback to a much older and forgotten time in medieval Europe, where mountainous walls allowed small independent nations to rise. But to what extent this independence and detachment Asturias still possessed from the greater nation of Spain I still intended to find out.
Austere practicality through Luxury; the motif of photographer and designer Robert Spangle's work in the world of highly-sophisticated and heavily-field tested product design, the Observer Collection. I spent an afternoon in the streets of London working under his guidance along with some unusually-equipped fellow admirers of his practice; all in an experience that remains both highly influential in terms of how it impacted me, and equally as notable to everyone in the vicinity thanks to just how much we looked like a modestly militaristic cult...
~ Observations & Stories ~
~ Architecture & Degree Work ~
From 2018 to a mid-pandemic 2021, I studied Interior Architecture and Design at Farnham's University for the Creative Arts. My three year Bachelor's Degree involved me learning the fundamentals and proficiencies of multiple disciplines, pushing me into a mediatory position between the worlds of architecture, R&D, product design, brand development, and inter/extra-company communication. This would always result in brief-led developments of spatial design, incorporating company/brand ethos, contextual considerations and explorations, and deep user engagement.