As part of this year’s Vauxhall Collective commissions, Simon Hasan combines ancient craft techniques with industrial design language to create a unique range of design pieces.
Commissioned by Vauxhall Motors to design a series of products under the theme ‘The Great British Road Trip’ Hasan – one of the UK’s most promising designers – took to the open road to delve into the lost crafts of the British Isles. While exploring the tension between industrial led design and rural craft, Hasan’s work sets out to revive a series of ancient craft techniques by making them part of a commercially and semi-mass-produced collection.
Comprising three distinct designs this latest collection is a perfect complement to Hasan’s RCA graduation work based on the Medieval process of Cuir Bouilli,
Including Stoneware Vases, echoing the distinctive beer flagons once widely used across the UK, Oak stools, using an ancient woodland craft known as cleaving, and an Oak and Steel cabinet, again created using the cleaving technique, Hasan’s fascination with obscure and ancient craft techniques is once again the driving force behind this truly remarkable collection.
Simon Hasan is a member of the Vauxhall Collective 2008/2009. His commission pieces are for sale through the Vauxhall Collective website.
From top: Vases Inspired by Stoneware by Simon Hasan - Vauxhall Collective Commission 2009
Blonde Stained Stool by Simon Hasan - Vauxhall Collective Commission 2009
Ebony Stained Stool by Simon Hasan - Vauxhall Collective Commission 2009
Welded Carbon Steel Cabinet by Simon Hasan - Vauxhall Collective Commission 2009