Made.com is a furniture and accessories brand that believe great design is for everyone. They like their products to surprise, tell a story and make the everyday a little less ordinary. We were commissioned by Made to design a full range of wooden items, here we have one item from the range; the Decorative Birds, a purely ornamental object that adds a touch of personality to any surface or shelf.
Our design process was driven by the materials and processes used by the chosen manufacturer. This is our favourite way to work; utilising the processes in a sensible, yet surprising manner – turning what could be considered a ‘restriction’ into a design-driver and a design-feature. The personality and form of the birds is created with a simple ‘scallop’; where a section of wood has been removed from a solid cylinder. The simplicity creates a playful aesthetic, ensures a high-quality object and removes room for production error (and in turn; wastage).
As with all our work, we created a range of 3D prints and foam mock-ups during the design process to help us define and refine the final; form, size and feel.