Medical device Design Engineer by day, lighting and furniture designer by night – David Pidcock applies his creativity around the clock.
November 4th, 2010
Trace back to his childhood and it seems inevitable that David Pidcock would end up in the world of design. In fact Pidcock bears the imprint of his early passion for drawing and building things, admitting that an overwhelming sense of fun still permeates his work today.
“There is almost childlike excitement you get when seeing a new prototype for the first time or resolving a detail that you have been working on for a long time,” he says.
Off duty though, Pidcock dedicates his time to personal design projects, such as his Percy light, which features in this year’s Workshopped exhibition.
Although designing medical products demands constant fecundity to reconcile issues of functionality, manufacturability, aesthetics and clinical requirements, Pidcock relishes the chance to dabble in furniture design:
“Furniture and lighting are both objects that everyone can engage with at some level – they are not as niche as medical products,” he says.
The alien-looking Percy light evolved from Pidcock’s desire to create a functionally reduced design while avoiding an air of sterility. He also wanted to communicate the high-tech aspect of the light.
“I wanted Percy to have a real sense of character as an object,” says Pidcock. “The form does draw inspiration from the sci-fi genre. It is a bit of a visual metaphor referencing the state of the art LED technology, which is used as the light source”.
David Pidcock’s ’Percy’ light
Pidcock’s ’Link’ tables
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