A den building kit that explores the line between ‘product and experience’. The kit is a collection of different components all designed with the aim to encourage a visceral experience for children, engaging them with physical interaction and their environment.
The design process for this kit consisted of an in depth analysis of problems that modern children face and the way a simple product may work towards a better solution. The concept of an education construction kit was then evolved into a feasible product for a broad range of markets.
Designed and fabricated, James Fox & Eve Izaak, London
LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2014 - 'Macian' by James Fox
LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2014 - At Lexus Design Amazing, Milan
Recreating the Cosmos.
An inflatable Mylar planetarium exploring form, public engagement and space.
Once inside the infinite mirrored space, visitors will be able to relax and gaze at the re-creation of stars using laser beams bounced between layers of film with an ambient soundscape orchestrating the space.
Job Role: Lead design on engineering details, integration & Onsite build.
London, A13 Flyover Canning Town / TED Global / RA, London
Created whilst collaborating with Loop.pH.
Osmo, A beginners guide to constructing the cosmos
Geometry arose as the field of knowledge dealing with spatial relationships. The origin of the term ‘eíkosi’ derives from the Greek language meaning twenty. An icosahedron has twenty faces, the rules of this shape have been the building blocks for many forms in architecture. Created in grasshopper.
Celebrating temporary architecture, a site specific installation for Bermondsy square that manipulates the original icosahedron geometry found in the square.
Thanks to Mathias Gmachl with computational support
Designed and fabricated, James Fox & Luke Kilpatrick, London
This Kinetic sculpture was designed to tell a brand story and engage viewers. The sculpture was synchronised with visuals, ipads and audio.
216 spun aluminium balls, each controlled individually with distance and time variables could mimic shapes and animate the story.
A bespoke modular system of 4
blocks that can be used in different configurations. This allows the sculpture to move to any location.
London, & Hamburg.
Created whilst collaborating with MCCGLC
Atmeture was constructed on Letchworth’s Broadway Gardens, and acted as a centrepiece for the Fire & Fright Festival.
Constructed out of their Archilace technique, ‘Atmeture’ animated on key nights of the festival with transparent inflatable membranes that created an effect of dynamic breathing architecture.
Fire & Fright Festival
Created whilst collaborating with Loop.pH
Working with Forest hill to develop a co-working space. The project is still in development and a venture which we are currently defining. I was keen to be involved from the planning phase. We created a direction based on the needs of the surrounding area, it will be a space for the public to use as a shared work space.
Direction of Space / Design & Visualisation
London, Forest Hill
Visualisations & development in partnership with co-working space, Forest Hill.