From a consultancy background, with over 14 years of product development experience, Marc brings a broad knowledge of manufacturing processes, an enthusiasm for problem solving and a wealth of experience in taking projects from initial concept through to production.
What is your approach to design?
Ask questions! One of the best parts of working in a design consultancy is that every project is unique. Due to this it is important to understand the specific product criteria, the client’s goals and the end user requirements from the outset, identifying the challenging areas of the project early on and using the initial phases to really explore a projects potential, before combining ideals and refining a workable concept.
What are your three favourite designed products?
Forlife Stump Teapot - I use this every day, clean styling, great finish and functions perfectly.
Eames Lounge Chair – Instantly recognisable through its form and use of material. I enjoy the refined styling of the Type 75 almost as much as the movement of the Anglepoise mechanism.
Robert Welch Signature Cook’s knife - I’m no chef but I do believe in the right tool for the job. The signature cook’s knife is well weighed, comfortable to use and the transition from blade to tang to handle is seamless.
What interests you?
I moved to Edinburgh a few years ago and love the opportunities it's given me to explore Scotland. I like nothing more than to pack up the car and head out somewhere new with my other half and our excitable dog, Cheddar. There's always another forest, castle ruin, loch or beach to visit, whether we've time for just a short drive out or a weekend away.
What product could you not live without?
My contact lenses, impressive how a machined and polished piece of plastic can bring an otherwise blurry world into focus.
"Once the blue-sky concepts are down on paper, further research and production of refined and realistic ideas can be taken forward to determine a feasible product."