I'm Daniel, an industrial designer committed to solving problems of waste through thoughtful design and innovation.
Milan Design Week | Lintite® A new material made of fabric waste & concrete.
300 million tons of fabric are thrown away each year in the United States alone. Some of this waste is created from industry, some from by-products like lint. The chair below is a composite material made of dryer lint + concrete & was featured on designboom & core77.
I've worked for Lifefactory since 2016 as an industrial designer, working on a wide array of product, most of which is still confidential. The Limited Edition Holiday Bottle was the first product I worked at Lifefactory and the first to be released.
For my senior thesis at CCA, I chose the topic of our shrinking world. In an effort to combine storage with seating, I created a chair made with simple joinery and form that was easy to manufacture, assembled and disassemble.
Bay Leaf Bags
After my internship at Nod Labs I decided to start a brand using sustainable materials with simples forms. I designed and manufactured a line of four lifestyle products over a period of six months. Each of these products were designed to be easily manufactured by hand and with proper care last a lifetime.
Inspired by unexpected flat bicycle tires, I set out to design a tire repair kit fixed to the frame. Packlite is designed with an anti-theft ratcheting system, that can attached to any circular tube frame. It also features a rechargeable LED backlight and a locked center compartment to store any bike necessities.
Worked with Founder of Wildebeest, a San Francisco based pet design company over a summer to create a simple design for a cat toy inspired by the skeleton of a fish.
During my internship at Nod Labs, a hardware startup in Mountain View, CA, I had the opportunity to design packaging for the company's flagship product.
This redesign of a classic teapot focuses on the process of drinking loose-leaf tea outdoors. Steap pushes the boundaries of a standard teapot by offering a traditional experience outdoors.
10 oz Tote
Inspired by the gorgeous patina of aged vegetable tanned leather, I set out to create a minimal everyday bag to last a lifetime. The bag is comprised of 7 pieces of leather and uses an almost completely zero waste pattern. The hide was purchased at the Hide House in Napa and hand selected for its gorgeous grain and unique color.
In 2017 Modern Twist, a company that makes silicone placemats invited me to collaborate with them on this marble design below.