Joseph Ellwood is an interdisciplinary designer and maker. He set up his practice Six Dots Design in 2020. In 2022 the studio launched its first collection called ‘Contemporary Vanity’. The pieces in the collection are laser cut from aluminium using a distributed manufacturing service, reducing wasted machine time and material. The collection and company aims to give more people access to hand made, circularly designed objects that represent our current generation.
Since releasing this collection, I have gained a much more detailed understanding of what it means to design, make and sell a product that sustains a business. This project, therefore, has been an exploration of theory and practice to understand what power I have as a small business owner to combat our societies ecological issues.