My work draws on architecture, machines, and natural forms to produce unique lamps and clocks that combine a strong mechanical or structural aesthetic and a playful character.
All my work is designed to encourage interaction and introduce a sense of play into everyday activities; for example a kinetic element or simple mechanism to adjust the piece or to set it in motion.
The overall aesthetic draws on the beauty of industrial materials and the charm of simple machine assemblies, made using materials with a strong practical and decorative heritage.
Components are “over-engineered” to give an air of indestructible vulnerability and ensure they will last for generations.
All this happens in my workshop at home in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
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Photos of Dan by Lucy Cartwright