So this is what I’ve been up to…
A video where I’m not strolling around in the sunset!? It is indeed! The above video and stills are proof that I’m not always eating cake! For a second year project at university, I was required to design, create and market a concept perfume vessel for the designer Richard Nicoll. Now, I have zero knowledge and/or interest in product design, so to spin the project my way a little and create something I could be proud of, I decided to create a video to symbolise the philosophy behind my perfume design.
The vessel itself was a rosewood kite with a sliding silver lid, revealing a fresh-smelling solid perfume underneath. This locket was joined to an oversized safety pin by two silver chains, one featuring a silver tag with hand-hammered text – the name of the perfume – “Flight”. It was designed to be worn on a shirt collar, with the safety pin attached to a pocket, or lapel. Despite hours of sanding and polishing I still wasn’t 100% happy with it, but isn’t that always the way? I can’t say I’ll be taking commissions any time soon either – it took bloomin’ ages!
With the help of my talented boyfriend Miguel I created this video that was shot in a couple of hours in the park behind my house – I hope you enjoy it! x