‘Before I could walk, the workshop had been my play-room’, the quote reads. ‘My toys were the greasy cogs and springs and pistons that lay around all over the place’.
Duquemin-Sheil’s precision crafted work is now on display at the Made North gallery in Sheffield, which primarily shows work by emerging designers from the north of England.
Manufactured using a lathe, Duquemin-Sheil’s designs are both practical, but beautiful. His simple candle set is able to hold two different candle sizes and can be stacked in endless combinations by the user. It can be made various different materials, though the first run will be made from cast concrete, metal and hardwoods.
Duquemin-Sheil’s designs are currently prototypes and use materials including from walnut, to cast concrete to bronze. Originally from Nottingham, the recently graduated product designer is currently on the Designers in Residence scheme at Northumbria University.
DDQ Launchpad runs from 4 April – 4 May at Made North Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield, S1