I'm currently coming to the end of what has been an exhausting all-nighter, (forgive any spelling mistakes now). I have been packing my crate for my exhibition in New York, and then checking it over and over and over and over......and over to make sure that I haven’t forgotten anything. The show, ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) isn't until 14th of May but my crate has to leave this morning to get the slow boat (cheapest form of transport). I think it's so hard for me to pack up because I never do anything this far in advance. If you know me well you will understand. (check out the crate above, thought I'd put the fixie in to give you some ref/scale...and because I havn't blogged it once in the 2 years I've had it).

Another reason for the all-nighter.......My crate for New York isn't the only thing I've been packing up........My 2 year contract for DesignWorks @ York St John University has finally come to an end. The uni has been amazing to me, it's where I studied and found my passion for product design for 3 years and for the last 2 years (straight form graduation) it has been the backbone of my career so far as a designer. Without YSJ I could not of done what I have done.

Every prototype I have ever made has been here, every exhibition I have done has been built and tested in the H-U-G-E studio space we have here. I will never lose touch with YSJ and DesignWorks, after all it is the birthplace of 'embrace' and we all know how important that is.

I officially leave the studio space in DesignWorks on 6th April (this weds), I will be relocating my studio into the tiny but neat backrooms of snowhome. A 2 minute walk from YSJ. I still plan to utilise the YSJ prototyping facilities the best I can over the next few years/until I can afford my own. Although the thought of leaving DesignWorks makes me sad the prospect of moving to Snowhome makes me excited, things have to move on and I think it's finally time for me to move to the next level. (above images show design works right now 5am monday morning....me packing for ICFF and Grand Designs and moving out all happening this month)
Look out for more johngreen & snowhome collaborations.


Anonymous said...

end of an era and the start of a new one.
your new chair awaits @ snowhome...