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UCLan design graduate secures online retail deal

29 July 2013

Press Office

Daniel creates compact living furniture  

Design graduate Daniel Phillips has wowed retail favourite Notonthehighstreet.com with his handmade wood and laser-cut steel pieces, securing a deal for the Danish inspired compact living range.

The 23-year-old, who studied at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), created a machine and hand-folded range, which consists of a shelf, stool, table and blogger’s desk.

All material has been sourced locally to the University – the wood is from Preston and the laser-cut steel from neighbouring Chorley.

Fashioned on the 1950s radiogram, Daniel’s range is completely tailored toward quick assembly, and hopes to align itself with the growing demand for functional yet stylish home furnishings.

 

“I have worked part-time throughout my degree but I’m now looking ahead to the future. I am very excited about setting up my own workshop where I can continue to design other pieces and extend the line.”

Daniel said: “Everyone is familiar with flat pack and build-it-yourself furniture but these are something different altogether.

“Each piece has a truly bespoke feel yet they are very cost-effective. My personal favourite is the blogger’s desk but the table was what caught the eye of the retail buyers so I am fond of that for different reasons.”

Already enjoying buy-in from online retail site, Notonthehighstreet.com, Daniel’s next move is to run a workshop with a view to extending and developing the line.

He added: “I have worked part-time throughout my degree but I’m now looking ahead to the future. I am very excited about setting up my own workshop where I can continue to design other pieces and extend the line.”

Daniel is already taking orders at his new website: www.danieljohnphillips.co.uk.