Congratulations on winning Zealous Stories Design! Your series, Lens lights, are made from hidden waste from the eyewear industry – what encouraged you to experiment with this material?
I was not aware of the problem of lens waste until I started designing eyewear. When I first witnessed the wastage it seemed like a good opportunity to me – one man’s waste is another man’s treasure of course.
Is your wider practice as a designer focused on a repurposing mission? What message are you hoping to convey with the use of waste materials?
My mission includes leaving the smallest environmental footprint whilst creating my work. I am hoping to promote the idea that there is no such thing as waste. We live in a closed ecosystem where everything is circular, waste is just a mistake we need to fix.