We are a 3D design agency. We can design posters and adverts if you want us to, but we get our creative kicks out of things that stand up and spaces you can stand up in. This world is all about materials and sitting behind a computer, shut off from ‘the real world’ is not where you find out about materials.
Caution – you might get a bit dirty and uncomfortable.
- Pick up a pair of scissors, a glue stick and a pen
Create something from almost nothing. You are allowed to stay in the office for this one.
- Torture it
Choose an interesting piece of stuff and torture it. Go on – it’s not human. What does a material do? Microwave it. Soak it. Stamp on it. Bend it backwards. Maybe take it to bed.
- Go and get stuff
Everywhere I go, I collect materials. Weird fixture from the ironmongers. Bit of bus seat out of a skip. Then I keep them in a box in the office and take them out for inspiration.
- Go and see stuff
Galleries are great here. My current favourite trip is to East Castle Street in London. You want galleries where artists are using all sorts of materials in exciting new ways.
So there you go. A life in design should be lived, not observed through a 26” LCD display.