As a designer and sculptor, I have been working with porcelain since 2004 and have been creating sustainable, reef inspired lighting designs under the brand abalon. My business, established in London in 2015, has been recognized for its sustainable ethos. I have worked with notable clients such as The National Trust, Petersham Nurseries, Alex Eagle, and The Spanish Embassy and being featured in international press like The Independent, The Guardian, Elle Decoration, and You magazine. I believe that as individuals and as a society, we have a responsibility to protect coral reefs and mitigate the effects of coral bleaching.
I use a design approach called biophilic design, which incorporates elements of nature into my work to improve the well-being and productivity. By bringing nature inside through natural light and plants, I create more comfortable and inviting spaces that can reduce stress, improve mood, and increase productivity. I also learn from nature’s efficiency and apply those principles to my design work to create not only beautiful but also sustainable and efficient spaces.
In my business, we also use organic, refillable, soy wax for our candles, as it is a natural and renewable resource and reduces the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals compared to paraffin wax.
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