Future Factories - Holy Ghost
Dean continues the Future Factories theme of organic growth with a design
that's in a constant state of evolution. In Holy Ghost, the back and
arms of an iconic chair design have been morphed to create a very different
view of an everyday object and a new object of desire. The chair is presented
as an animation sequence, which Dean has frozen and used to create two 'hard
copies' of the design using Rapid Prototyping technology.
In 2002 Dean was
appointed Designer in Residence at Huddersfield University and began
working on Future Factories, a digital manufacturing concept for the
mass individualisation of products. Future Factories has had exhibitions
in London and Milan. Previously Dean worked as an automotive designer
for Pininfarina in Italy, before launching his own consultancy business.