Co-design allows the user to contribute towards the design and/or making process. Emergent technologies, such as 3D printing and laser cutting, provide the opportunity for customisation. Handcrafts also lend themselves towards user interaction, and techniques like hand knitting, crochet and macramé are considered therapeutic and can be done at home by anyone. When the user becomes involved it develops a sense of attachment, satisfaction and can slow down the process of consumption through participation in craft.
I have recently been thinking about taking my work into a more sculptural direction and feel that lighting could be a way of doing this. At London Design Festival (LDF) I was inspired by a few designers; Louise Tucker, Salsabeel Amin, Mutton & Flamingo, Valentina Caretta, Melanie Porter and Fanatic House.