An I D E A sets out with a purpose and often starts with a sketch which develops with a model which might be digital or made in materials.
Product Ideas | Matt Hoad | Sketch
Product Ideas | Matt Hoad | Sketch
Product Ideas | Matt Hoad | Sketch
Product Ideas | Matt Hoad | Sketch
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Rapid digital prototyping and CAD / CAM can produce highly accurate components but hand tools and traditional techniques are simpler and sometime more authentic to a particular material. I like to use both - sometimes combined and overlaid before committing to using materials. Some project though go straight from the mind and develop through hands and tools - sometimes drawings cannot predict a solution as well as the influence of our skills and nature.

I always learn something from making an object as the materials provide feedback and tell you things that you don’t get in a digital environment.

 Product IDEAs

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Prefabricated heavy timber frame modular system for almost any use - can be transported anywhere.

  • Designed for off-site manufacture with internal finishes - a holistic solution

  • Simple low impact foundations and connection.

  • Can be assembled from parts or from separate habitable volumes

  • Highly durable and robustly detailed from ground to roof levels

  • Timber based system with natural materials and finishes, fully demountable and recyclable

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modular cabin kit
Modular Cabins
Modular Cabins
Modular Cabins
Modular Cabin | Inside
 
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2015 > now

Create a biomorphic environment that maximises the potential of a small south facing terraced house garden

  • Green roof construction using off-the-shelf and recycled materials that retains all top soil on site from low impact foundations

  • Untreated oak cladding and insulated mineral wool walls. Painted plywood finish to inside

  • Exposed internal structure of planed and OS Oil finished Douglas Fir with robust joinery and recycled architectural window and vent panel ‘samples’

  • Insulated floor with natural sealed cork tiles. Services fully accessible in timber covered panelling sections

  • The green roof of the prototype was planted with Iris as they are robust drought resistant plants inspired by the shepherds huts found in Navarra

Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
Biomorphic environment | Sustainable Living
 
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‘in-balance’ lamp lighting design
‘in-balance’ lamp lighting design
‘in-balance’ lamp lighting design

2021 - Desk and free standing lamp design concept (under development)

  • A concept for articulated test and space lighting design derived from a ‘balance’ of light, surface and structure

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2021 - Oak settle concept (under development)

 
 
Product 5 Adaptable Shipping Pallet Furn
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adaptable shipping pallet furniture kit

2021 - Bespoke pallet furniture system concept (under development)

 
 
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2021 - Restoration and rethinking of a 1
2021 - Restoration and rethinking of a 1
2021 - Restoration and rethinking of a 1

2021 - Restoration and rethinking of a 18c mahogany ‘London’ shipping box concept (under development)

 
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2021 - Storage box concept with multiple
2021 - Storage box concept with multiple
2021 - Storage box concept with multiple

2021 - Bespoke pallet furniture system concept (under development)