Emma Fox Derwin MDes, BDes (Hons)

Lecturer in Industrial Design

School of Design

Contact details
Telephone: +64 (04) 801 5799  ext. 63231
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Professional

Professional Biography

As a Industrial Design lecturer and product designer, Emma Fox Derwin's  practice concentrates on furniture design targeting new cross-disciplinary approaches to flat-pack furniture design through new materials and construction methods. Her work pushes the boundaries of furniture design through functional designs that both challenge the way we relate to and use the objects in our daily lives. Emma's work has been presented at both national and international exhibition venues including Designjunction - London Design Festival, Salone Satellite - Milan, and both ObjectSpace and the Dowse Art Museum on different occasions. Currently Emma is developing new prototypes exploring flat-packed principles through the intersection of typologies and materials not typically associated with this niche of furniture design. 

As a Industrial Design lecturer and product designer, Emma Fox Derwin's practice concentrates on furniture design targeting new cross-disciplinary approaches to flat-pack furniture design through new materials and construction methods. Her work pushes boundaries of furniture design through functional designs that both challenge the way we relate to and use the objects in our lives; and has been presented at Designjunction - London Design Festival, Salone Satellite - Milan, ObjectSpace and Dowse Art Museum. Currently Emma is developing new prototypes exploring flat-packed principles through the intersection of typologies and materials not typically associated with this niche of furniture design. 

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Qualifications

  • Master of Design - Victoria University Wellington (2013)
  • Bachelor of Design - Industrial Design (Hons) - Victoria University Wellington (2008)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Furniture Design. Flat-pack Furniture Design. Sustainable design. User-object interaction. Product emotions (surprise). 

Thematics

Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of Research Codes
Built Environment And Design (120000): Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice (120303): Design Practice and Management (120300): Industrial Design (120305)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

PositionCurrentCompleted
Project Leader11

Research Outputs

Creative Work

Fox Derwin, EL. (2017). Cloak Shelf System.
[Design]Authored by: Fox Derwin, E.
Fox Derwin, EL., & McQuillan, HL. (2017, April 4). Ventura Lambrate VL17. (No. of Pieces: 4 (3 by Fox Derwin, 1 co-authored with McQuillan)) Ventura Lambrate Via Privata Oslavia 1 20134 Milano, Italy.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Fox Derwin, E.
Fox Derwin, ELF. (2016). Cloak Console.
[Design]Authored by: Fox Derwin, E.
Fox Derwin, EL. (2016, October 14). 'Click' Interieur Awards Winner Exhibition, Interieur Biennale. (No. of Pieces: 1) Kortrijk Xpo, Kortrijk, Belgium.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Fox Derwin, E.
McQuillan, HL., Archer, JL., Fox Derwin, E., Kane, ., Bailey, ., Menzies, ., . . . O'Hara, . (2015, May 1). Make/Use Exhibition. (No. of Pieces: 9 garments, 6 flats, digital prints, screen prints, 1 website, 1 catalogue/publication, exhibition design, modular furniture parts, Film and cognitive tools.) Object Space.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Archer-Martin, J., Bailey, J., Fox Derwin, E., Kane, K., McQuillan, H., O'Hara, W.

Media and Links

Media

  • 13 Jul 2015 - Radio
    "Ethics in fashion" Interview on Radio New Zealand
    Radio New Zealands "Standing Room Only" show interviewed Holly McQuillan just prior to the opening of Make/Use.

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