Kacper Hamilton
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Kacper Hamilton

Artist / Designer / Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Kacper Hamilton

Artist / Designer / Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Kacper Hamilton (b. 1987 London, UK) is a British Artist, Designer, and Creative Director based in London. He studied BA (Hons) Product Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London, and completed a Masters in 'Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship' at ECAL, in Switzerland. Hamilton is a visiting lecturer and tutor on the MA Product & Furniture Design course at Kingston University in London, where he specialises in the subject of ‘Curating your own Practice’. Over the years, Kacper Hamilton has developed a unique style, which is inspired by narratives, traditions, and rituals. His interest spans the history, culture and art of old, with a special fascination for places of worship and sacrosanct articles used therein for specific ceremonies. Hamilton's work draws from his intuitive drive to create modernity through bringing elements of the past into a contemporary context. The notion of storytelling plays a significant role in his creative process, as well as the aspiration to create timeless and mysterious artefacts. His creations have an engineered, monolithic and refined aesthetic, which are stripped back in detail and minimal in form. Hamilton’s multidisciplinary practice varies from conceptual design, limited edition design, branding design, installation as well as offering creative consultation services to brands. He has worked with a range of international companies including Clarks, Wallpaper* Handmade, Pernod Ricard, Ballantine’s Whisky, Merchant’s Heart, William Grant & Sons, Zai and Baccarat Crystal. His work has been exhibited around the world including PAD London, Salon Art + Design New York, Frieze Art Fair New York, Victoria & Albert Museum, ‘Designing Lightness’ curated by Li Edelkoort, Milan Design Week, Jerusalem Design Week, Cube Design Museum Netherlands, Design Shanghai and Shanghai Museum of Glass.
Projects
  • Bishop of Norwich
    Bishop of NorwichInfluenced by and named after the classic tale of the ‘Bishop of Norwich’, a nineteenth-century gentleman notorious for forgetting to pass the port. This set brings about the return of humble rituals from the past through a drink that has become quintessentially British. With respect to the tradition, the ‘Bishop of Norwich’ has been specifically designed to encourage the user to drink their port and pass the decanter. Due to their elaborate design the port glasses and decanter cannot be put do
  • Mass of Time
    Mass of Time‘Mass of Time’ is a conceptual instrument that weighs predefined periods of time using a set of scales and a sand timer. Kacper Hamilton was interested to investigate and challenge the perception and passing of time. This piece is about interpreting time as solid matter, something which can be handled and is physically present. Each machined aluminium weight presents a diagram of grams, seconds & minutes; allowing one to measure three, five or ten minutes. The ritual starts with a chosen weight
  • Temple
    TempleThroughout time, ancient civilisations have built vast cities containing statues and sacred structures to proclaim the power and glory of the state. Temples were erected for prayer, ritual, and sacrifice, affording the people a place of worship as well as somewhere to interact with their deities, thus creating a link between the realms of the human and divine. The chandelier is composed of thirty-seven illuminated hand-blown glass elements, which sit in a precise, harmonious and sacred geometry
  • Higo - Zai
    Higo - ZaiKacper Hamilton has designed a collection of tools influenced by the traditional Japanese ‘Higonokami’ for the Swiss ski company zai. Native to Japan, Higonokami is a folding pocket knife described as a ‘living fossil’ within the world of knives due to its unchanged design and production technique since its creation in the late 19th century. Taking inspiration from this legendary Japanese knife, the ‘HIGO’ tools designed by Hamilton follow the same ideology as the Higonokami; keeping their func
  • Core Axe - Zai
    Core Axe - ZaiThe Core Axe consists of a helve and two interchangeable heads. The straight shaft helve is made from a sandwich of carbon fibre zaiìra® and ash wood. The layering construction is inspired by zai’s process and philosophy of making skis using raw and contrasting materials in Disentis, Switzerland. Carbon fibre zaiìra® is used to provide strength whilst the ash wood forms a protective shell around the core and pays homage to the heritage of a traditional axe. The form of the helve has been refine
  • BREAK / ENTER
    BREAK / ENTERKacper Hamilton was approached by Visual Effects Supervisor, Ilia Mokhtareizadeh, to collaborate on creating the brand identity for a new boutique VFX company based in New York City. BREAK / ENTER is a creative collective compromised of VFX Supervisors and Creative Directors with a wealth of experience in visual effects. The team is heralding from backgrounds stoked in artistic excellence who are always finding the best solutions with meticulous attention to detail, no matter what it takes. Thei
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Skills
  • Design
  • Art
  • Creative Consultant
  • Conceptual Thinking
Education
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    DesignEcole Cantonale d'art de Lausanne
     - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Master of Advanced Studies HES-SO in Design and the Luxury Goods Industry
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    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    BA(Hons) . Product DesignUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design