Uni Blog 2018

Hello, so this is a little glimpse into the thoughts and things around my final major project from university (over a year ago). The aim of the blog was explore the topic of atmosphere and how objects within the home can influence it. Feels like a million years ago I started this but anyway, hope you enjoy 

Paul from BarberOsgerby

During my time at ‘forpeople’ I was fortunate enough to have met and worked with Paul Gradder who is now at BarberOsgerby.  BarberOsgerby's studio works with both light and furniture and has a great understanding of space and the way in which we can influence it. 

My initial reasoning for contacting Paul was to see his opinion on my initial design concept ‘A family of Lights’ but also to better understand how Britain's top designers use and consider light within the home environment. 

In our initial conversation Paul had said the idea had some good potential but in doing three lights, they all have to be worthy of a final major project and can’t be basic revolves, instead they should hold some identity and character. He had also mentioned the lighting techniques which photographers use to light their subjects may be useful to keep in mind when considering different light typologies. the technique Paul was referring to was the use of a fill light, key light and a rim light.

He had also mentioned that my writing ability was no good... but there are no hard feelings...

Blair McIntosh