Inspired by the increase in the transit of goods worldwide, The Strap Chair represents elements of the life of a shipping pallet from construction through to destruction and up-cycling. The simple, flatpack form is restrained together using only tie-down straps. The chair is manufactured from high-grade birch ply, endorsing the theme of the shipment of goods. Its minimal, nostalgic and rigorous form produces an attractive, and vibrant contrast between the natural and synthetic components.
My Strap Chair was awarded a Highly commended prize for the ECC Student Design & Craft awards at The Dowse Art Museum in lower Hutt, Wellington. There were just under 100 entries of which were mostly composed of final major projects of students around the country in the design sector including furniture, fashion and jewellery.
Name: Catch 22 Business Cards Designer: Glenn Catchpole Location: Wellington, New Zealand Year: 2015
Personal business card design based on my design style and interests in nostalgic forms.
Catch 22 Tiger Moth Business Cards - Manufracturing
This project is based around designing a vehicle to memorate 50 years since the passing of the great Bruce McLaren. The McLaren brand is of rich history and heritage so with this project I had to maintain McLarens iconic design values while incorporating visual form styles from the McLaren cars of the past.
The Fracture Project
Name: The Fracture Project Designers: Roxanne Bruce, Glenn Catchpole, Holly-Anne Craig, Laura Deroles, Sammi Harnett, Hannah McGeorge, Sam Wells Location: Wellington, New Zealand Year: 2015
The Fracture Project is a prolonged exploration of the nature of time. Through this project we plan to produce a series of 12 abstract timepieces all exploring different ideas and theories of time. These timepieces will not only embody our visual interpretation of time but also bring a new solace and enjoyment to the experience of a timepiece.
BOX3D - Healthier 3D Printing Environments
Name: BOX3D - 3D Printing Designers:Glenn Catchpole, Degge Jarvie, Kate Marsh, Conor O'Leary, Cameron Whitfield Location: Wellington, New Zealand Year: 2014
The particles released into the air during 3D printing can be damaging to your health. BOX3D is designed to enhance the experience of using a 3D printer from creating a healthier environment, to producing higher quality prints by being enclosed in a controlled and stable environment.
My Contributions to the project include concept and developmental sketches, prototyping and testing construction techniques, and fabricating the enclosure.
A new range of dart cases for the soft-tip dart players market. This case is being mass produced and is now being sold all around the world by Shot!.
Name: Oblivion 49 Designers: Glenn Catchpole, Jeremy Evison, Degge Jarvie, Cameron Whitfield, Abe Winter-Beard Location: Wellington, New Zealand Year: 2015
Oblivion49 - a 30ft surveillance water-craft based on the movie Oblivion set in the year 2077. Using CAD software (Rhinoceros and Keyshot) Life-like digital renderings were produced. The CAD software assisted in the manufacturing of a 1:15 scale presentation model.
Link to online blog workbook: http://oblivionboat.tumblr.com/
This project was designed as part of a team at Massey University Wellington including:
My Contributions to the project include concept and developmental sketches, digital wacom visualisations, advanced digital modeling, context renders and constructing the 1:15 scale model.
Ships n Bottles
Name: Ships n Bottles Designer: Glenn Catchpole Location: Wellington, New Zealand Year: 2013
In my own time I enjoy the challenge of modeling miniature ships in bottles. The skillful task requires patience and care as to not damage the delicate rigging and sails placing the model into a bottle. To perfect the art I have made my own custom tools from chopsticks and paper clips to make the process easier. I inherited the art from my Grandfather who made ships-n-bottles in the Navy during WWII.
Name: Cargo Trike Designers: Glenn Catchpole, Steven Chae, Kevin Chen, Simon Gormley, Cameron Holder, Conor O'Leary Location: Wellington, New Zealand Year: 2014
This project was to design an urban compact electric transport mode for a 2025 Wellington city (CBD) for one person and up to 50kg of goods. We produce a working trike prototype powered by an internal rear wheel hub electric motor with an output of 1000W at 48V. With this output power, the trike can reach speeds of around 35 kph.
The vehicle was put through the following tests to analyse its performance:
• An incline test • A speed test • An agility test
Link to online workbook:
My Contributions to the project include mechanical and technical calculations and development in the steering assembly and cargo layout, digital modeling and renderings, Trike fabrication including jig making, machining and some welding.
The Kerf Table Lamp is a interactive, open design to be downloaded, customized and assembled using medium density fiberboard (MDF) and a simple arduino circuit to control the LED’s.
Using movements of the hand, the lamp is able to turn on, off and change its brightness using an ultra sonic sensor.
In the tutorial on instructables http://www.instructables.com/id/Kerf-Table-Lamp/, we have uploaded a series of 4 different kerf bending patterns that subject diverse moods of light from the conical structure however we look forward to what others generate from our original patterns and design.
Online workbook: http://opendesignlab.tumblr.com/
The project was part of a Massey University, Industrial Design paper at the Wellington Fab Lab in New Zealand.
My Contributions to the project include concept and developmental sketches, research, digital modeling, prototyping and development for manufacture and constructing the final 4 Iterations.