Rowena Jane Edwards

Rowena Jane Edwards

Furniture Designer, Maker and ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Rowena Jane Edwards

Rowena Jane Edwards

Furniture Designer, Maker and ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Welsh born artist and designer Rowena Edwards, is currently finishing the fine furniture making course at the Building Crafts College in London. Previously a graduate from Chelsea School of Art and Design, Rowena combines her experience within fine art, her Welsh heritage and her passion for travel to create individual pieces, which reveal colour, concepts of nostalgia and interaction. The relationship that Rowena presents, and emphasises between the piece and the consumer generates striking forms, and her innovative components reveal interesting ways of using and connecting with her furniture.
Projects
  • TIME - a degree show show piece
    TIME - a degree show show piece An interactive installation designed and created for my final degree show at Chelsea School of Art. Using concepts of travel, nostalgia, memory and time, I created this capsule to surround my audience with an interactive experience, inviting them to walk in and respond to the piece by pushing the buttons in front of them. This then generated sound, and caused an image to light up on the back wall, a different image for each button. The images themselves were of three scenes I had photographed
  • TRI
    TRI TRI is a result of the first brief I received when starting my second year of studying on the fine furniture course, at the Building Crafts College in London. The outline of the brief was to design and build a table, where form should follow function. It was a seven-week process and from it I designed and created TRI, a series of three useful objects that can be used separately or together, as a part of multifunctional table. They work as part of a furniture family, speaking the same language and fitting together when needed, but then with the ability of working alone around the house if required. An exposed ply edge runs throughout each piece like a geometric, timber river. The durable white laminate and the soft orange linoleum highlight this. The aesthetics of this piece ensure its translation to the user. My aim was to be able to have all three pieces in different parts of the home, but with the ability to visibly connect them due to the similar elements. The smooth return of each component together was important, but I designed each piece to stand-alone so that housing them together is not a necessity.
Work history
    Furniture Maker
    230 Brick Ln, London E2 7EB, UKFull Time
    CNC based workshop with birch ply as our main material. The workshop is open to the public for visiting and to see the efficient and cost-effective way in which we work. I am currently at the workshop on Saturday and Sunday, where I am able to run the CNC machine and be present in the show room. Here I can discuss and explain to clients how we work and what piece of furniture might be suitable for them.
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     - Business Design Centre, London N1 0RH, UKFreelance
Skills
  • Creative Arts
  • Creative Designer
  • Client/customer Interaction
  • Carpentry
  • Furniture Making
  • Bespoke Furniture
  • Art Drawing
  • Product Design
  • Initiative/self Motivation
  • Wood Working
Education
    Design for Furniture, Product and Making
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Fine Art BA (hons)University of The Arts London (UAL)
     - 16 John Islip St, Westminster, London SW1P 4JU, UK
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