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Mechanical model kits made of natural wood

Designing

25.11.16

Designing Timberkits is quite messy. It involves a combination of prints, scribbles,cut outs and wood experiments. We to and fro between workshop and drawing board with some bits worked out on the back of apiece of sandpaper or a post-it note. I rail against the way Design Technology is taught in schools, there is endless paperwork to plan, theorise and calculate before anyone gets their hands on a material. It just does not work like that. We make at least 6 versions of each idea and some of the best solutions arise from accidents and mistakes along the way. Without allowing for a certain amount of randomness, there is no original innovation. There, that is the end of my little rant!

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