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MEET THE TEAM

As a team we have a diverse set of skills and industry experience. We come from all walks of life and work across the commercial and luxury sectors. What sets us apart from other companies is our belief in the importance of providing genuine future insight whilst delivering tangible experiences to connect with audiences and meet the demands of an evolving, ever-changing society.

We are connected, knowledgeable and resourceful. We conduct and collate primary research through collaborative partnerships with consultants, industry experts, global opinion leaders and specialists. To provide you with insightful reports that will help you dissect and understand the ever-changing trends that will impact your brand.

 

 Although we are a small team, we work hard to deliver the goods.

 

  Mariah Wright Mariah is a designer, researcher and trend forecaster concentrating on innovation and future-focused design strategy. In addition to her own design practice, where she investigates the intersection of science and culture, Mariah also works as a freelance consultant and brand strategist for companies across the design and lifestyle sectors. She currently lives and works in New York. Interests: food, science, biology, materials Likes: chocolate and boats

 

Mariah Wright

Mariah is a designer, researcher and trend forecaster concentrating on innovation and future-focused design strategy. In addition to her own design practice, where she investigates the intersection of science and culture, Mariah also works as a freelance consultant and brand strategist for companies across the design and lifestyle sectors. She currently lives and works in New York.

Interests: food, science, biology, materials

Likes: chocolate and boats

  Priyanka Gaitonde Future thinker and automotive CMF specialist, Priyanka is passionate about new technologies and their impact on the future of mobility. As a material communicator, she aims to push the boundaries of materials into unexpected contexts to provoke new perspectives. Having 10 years experience working in India and UK, she has a global outlook and believes that design besides being a business strategy, has the power to engage, influence, inspire and challenge.  Interests: story telling, culture, technology, material communication, Likes: fish, dark chocolate and big trees

 

Priyanka Gaitonde

Future thinker and automotive CMF specialist, Priyanka is passionate about new technologies and their impact on the future of mobility. As a material communicator, she aims to push the boundaries of materials into unexpected contexts to provoke new perspectives. Having 10 years experience working in India and UK, she has a global outlook and believes that design besides being a business strategy, has the power to engage, influence, inspire and challenge. 

Interests: story telling, culture, technology, material communication,

Likes: fish, dark chocolate and big trees

  Jenny Lee Jenny is a researcher, designer and materiologist working at the intersection of disciplines to foster innovation through collaborative practices. She has a keen interest within the fields of science, technology, social anthropology and craftsmanship. The hybrid approach of her practice is grounded in aesthetic sensibilities and inherent codes of human design, which has inspired the cultivation of original ideas that make tangible the most poignant of our social, ethical and environmental futures. Interests: materials, society, science, technology,  Loves: potatoes and people watching

 

Jenny Lee

Jenny is a researcher, designer and materiologist working at the intersection of disciplines to foster innovation through collaborative practices. She has a keen interest within the fields of science, technology, social anthropology and craftsmanship. The hybrid approach of her practice is grounded in aesthetic sensibilities and inherent codes of human design, which has inspired the cultivation of original ideas that make tangible the most poignant of our social, ethical and environmental futures.

Interests: materials, society, science, technology, 

Loves: potatoes and people watching

  Dan Loader As an industrial designer by profession Dan has an interest in the practical side of design. His philosophy towards design is driven by the importance of designing economic and sustainable solutions that improves and enhances quality of life. Dan has over 5 years commercial experience working on both small scale bespoke design to large-scale manufacture. Interests: technology, manufacturing processes, biomimicry, minaturisation, philosophy Loves: food and shoes

 

Dan Loader

As an industrial designer by profession Dan has an interest in the practical side of design. His philosophy towards design is driven by the importance of designing economic and sustainable solutions that improves and enhances quality of life. Dan has over 5 years commercial experience working on both small scale bespoke design to large-scale manufacture.

Interests: technology, manufacturing processes, biomimicry, minaturisation, philosophy

Loves: food and shoes

 
  Vilma Luostarinen Vilma Luostarinen is a curator and researcher specialising in sensory experiences. She is passionate about materiality, nature-human relationships and sustainable developments. Vilma has 5 years experience in working as an independent curator, developing narratives and giving shape to cross-disciplinary projects together with artists and designers. Her critical explorations bring together theory and practice to cultivate heightened sensory awareness, slowness and reflection.   Interests: art, philosophy, food, materials, perception Likes: books, horses and ultramarine blue

 

Vilma Luostarinen

Vilma Luostarinen is a curator and researcher specialising in sensory experiences. She is passionate about materiality, nature-human relationships and sustainable developments. Vilma has 5 years experience in working as an independent curator, developing narratives and giving shape to cross-disciplinary projects together with artists and designers. Her critical explorations bring together theory and practice to cultivate heightened sensory awareness, slowness and reflection.

 

Interests: art, philosophy, food, materials, perception

Likes: books, horses and ultramarine blue

  Laurie Ramsell Laurie is a fine artist whose interdisciplinary practice explores the implications of near future technology on our species. His research examines the shifting dynamics in identity, responsibility, and personal narratives in an increasingly posthuman world - using art as an educational and tactile platform for experiential, ethical discussions. Birmingham Open Media Ethical Hackspace fellow, editor of SYNTHIA magazine, and freelance artist and researcher.   Interests: Posthumanism, identity, evolution, cryptozoology Loves: The Pixies, travel, and Custard Creams

 

Laurie Ramsell

Laurie is a fine artist whose interdisciplinary practice explores the implications of near future technology on our species. His research examines the shifting dynamics in identity, responsibility, and personal narratives in an increasingly posthuman world - using art as an educational and tactile platform for experiential, ethical discussions. Birmingham Open Media Ethical Hackspace fellow, editor of SYNTHIA magazine, and freelance artist and researcher.

 

Interests: Posthumanism, identity, evolution, cryptozoology

Loves: The Pixies, travel, and Custard Creams

  Bea Mandelstam Bea is a Stylist and Concept Designer, and an avid Trend Researcher. Utilising extensive research methodologies, Bea identifies patterns in society to gain consumer insight to the key trends that will shape human behaviour and our future environments. Bea has a keen interest in colour, fashion and material innovation and believes in the importance of using design as a tool for positive change. Bea uses art direction and styling, as a method to create inspirational outcomes, to communicate complex ideas that challenge the boundaries of design. Interests: Fashion, New Materials, Publications and Packaging Likes: Scuba Diving, 70’s Rock, Cooking

 

Bea Mandelstam

Bea is a Stylist and Concept Designer, and an avid Trend Researcher. Utilising extensive research methodologies, Bea identifies patterns in society to gain consumer insight to the key trends that will shape human behaviour and our future environments. Bea has a keen interest in colour, fashion and material innovation and believes in the importance of using design as a tool for positive change. Bea uses art direction and styling, as a method to create inspirational outcomes, to communicate complex ideas that challenge the boundaries of design.

Interests: Fashion, New Materials, Publications and Packaging

Likes: Scuba Diving, 70’s Rock, Cooking