The Designers in Residence programme is in its sixth year and aims to provide a platform for emerging designers at the beginning of their careers.
This year’s cohort, chosen following an open call, are Adam Nathanial Furman, Eunhee Jo, Chloe Meineck and Thomas Thwaites. The four were asked to create a piece of work based on the theme of ‘identity’.
Architectural Association graduate Furman, who works at Ron Arad Associates, has created a cabinet of curiosities, which will contain products made using 3D printing or slip casting. The museum says this project ‘follows a fictional journey of an individual’s intimate and obsessive search for identity’.
Eunhee Jo graduated with a combined masters from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College. She has developed surfaces made from fabric or paper that can be embedded with technology and created a light and hi-fi system for the exhibition.
Brighton University graduate Chloe Meineck has created a memory box for people suffering with dementia, which can be used by individuals and the families of those suffering from loss or memory or identity.
Thomas Thwaites, who graduated from the RCA’s design interactions course, aims to explore how collating personal information from the internet could help people learn about their own identity. He is creating an interactive webpage that acts as a ‘self-help book’ to help people make choices about their identity.
The 2013 Designers in Residence exhibition is at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1, from 4 September 2013-12 January 2014.