Hi, I'm Daniel, an industrial designer committed to solving problems of waste through thoughtful design and innovation.
This project above is made of a material I created from dryer lint & concrete called lintite. The collection was shown at Milan Design Week and featured on designboom, core77 and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love to work with natural materials whenever I get the chance. I’m particularly interested in complex patterns created by nature. My interest in these forms has pushed me to work closely with wood in the past.
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.
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.
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.