22nd February, 2019
…And why they’re so important
A big working week winds to an inevitable close around half 5, as the attention shifts from the studio and the call of our local watering hole floats through the studio. It might not seem like a particularly productive necessity, but we think it’s a pretty essential part of the working week.
Not only does it provide a social escape and wind down for the week to create a stronger bond between you and your team, but creates a comfortable and informal platform for more radical ideas to be shared and discussed. The predetermined agreement of “NO SHOP TALK” is established but, particularly in our studio, the allure is too great. Once the rule has been broken (usually within 5 minutes), it’s a free for all where all the the half-formulated, half-baked, wildly inventive ideas are shared and discussed, often creating a spark of genius that feeds in to the following working week. Our minds are free to wander and speculate in these kind of environments, allowing for a different perspective of creativity, giving us the ability to share without the constraints of the studio or emails and phones constantly pinging.
They say the age of the “napkin designer” has ended, but the creative environment remains, just perhaps a paradigm shift in a designers role. And though you can’t present the wet, half torn scribblings of a beermat to a client, the ideas formulated aren’t to be sniffed at. Some of our past Cohda Friday pints discussions include developing concepts for the Hoverboard, finding the perfect market for Graphene and a very heated debate over carbon-nanotubes to name a few.
And if not anything else, it’s an ideal introduction to the weekend and a separation from the working week. Soft drinks are available too, mines a ……..
10th December, 2018
We’ve had a pretty busy year here at the studio – Just how we like it!
With our team growing and some interesting new projects in the pipeline, 2019 is going to be an exciting year.
From everyone here at the studio, we’d like to wish all our friends and partners a
04th December, 2018
As Part of the CPI/ InnoLAE conference, Richard Liddle will present some of our recent R&D projects using this evolving technology to then discuss the future of hybrid electronics in design. The function will be held in Cambridge on the 21st of January 2019.
The event brings together experts in research, technology innovation and manufacturing of printed, flexible and large-area electronics. The industry day will highlight the market opportunities and industry challenges the technology is facing with an end user panel discussion. More information
17th October, 2018
After completing his Design for Industry Degree at Northumbria University’s School of Design, we’re happy to welcome back designer Jack Hands in to the Cohda family. Jack who previously worked with us as an intern returns in a more permanent position as part of our expanding Industrial Design Team. We’re certain he’s up for the challenge.
Anyone interested in our future intern positions at Cohda, please email CV’s and portfolio links to the main studio email.
15th October, 2018
We have recently been invited to London to be part of the infamous Dezeen awards. Our Kepler light for Innermost has gathered attention on multiple platforms and at varying shows for it’s mesmerising visual effect.
We are up against some pretty tough competition, ranging from art pieces to renewable energy from some truly innovative studios. We’re flattered to be recognised amongst these projects and are hoping for the best.
Kepler has been shortlisted in the “Lighting Design of the Year” award. If you want to to see any more on the competition or Kepler you can find it here