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Jarvie-Design

Jarvie-Design is an award winning 3D Design Consultancy that specialises in product, furniture and large scale design projects.

Established in 2006, we focus on solving problems and minimising compromise, creating solutions that surpass functional and aesthetic expectations. We have an unwavering commitment to ensuring relevance, manufacturability and efficiency in terms of material usage and economic investment.

 

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We are a solution-focused consultancy. Each project begins with the drive to thoroughly understand the creative challenges facing our clients. It is this knowledge coupled with our expertise in delivering designs from concept to completion that equips us to create relevant and progressive solutions.

Areas of focus

  • Research & Analysis
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Concept Generation
  • Design Direction & Strategy
  • Aesthetic Styling
  • Physical Prototyping
  • Mechanical Design
  • Design For Manufacture
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Product Visualisation
  • Factory Communication
  • Future Gazing & Trend Analysis
  • Visual Presentation

 

Scott Jarvie

The son of a graphic designer and an automotive engineer, Scott Jarvie was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1983. Having studied at Glasgow’s College of Building and Printing, Jarvie proceeded to study Product Design at Napier University’s School of Design and Media Arts, Edinburgh, graduating with First Class Honours and being awarded the University Medal.

Jarvie has exhibited at Salone Satellite (Milan), Noise Festival where he won Zaha Hadid’s Curator’s Choice, The Art & Technology Gallery (New York), 100% Design (London) and The Lighthouse (Glasgow) and been featured on television programmes in the USA, Italy and in the UK. His work is featured in books, magazines and publications globally.

Jarvie has worked with Thomas Heatherwick, the internationally acclaimed designer, Elder and Cannon, the innovative award winning Glasgow Architects and Jacki Parry, the renowned Artist and Sculptor. Jarvie is endorsed by NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), was featured in the ‘Best of British Design’ list in the Observer Magazine, British Design Special March 2012 and is a member of the British Council’s Creative Economy Pool of Experts in the field of Design and Architecture.

Scott Jarvie – Principle

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Scott has a fanatical interest in the objects that inhabit our built environment, how things work and how they make us feel. He enjoys drawing, pottering with a glue gun and being profound. 

Thomas Lamont – Design Engineer

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Thomas is a man with a keen eye for detail. He has been involved in everything from sonar systems for submersibles to public sculptural installations. He is passionate about design and has a keen interest in a broad range of fields and activities, from photography to computer programming.

Expert Network

We have ties with experts from various creative and technical fields, from fine cabinetry to film making. This allows us to create holistic teams that can be adaptable to project specific challenges.

Process

Our process encompasses design, engineering and invention. We are expert in every stage of the design process, having successfully designed and developed a wide range of best selling products, a number of which resulted in novel intellectual property, leading to successful patent applications.

We are pragmatic designers with a keen understanding of market desires, aesthetic treatment and user centred design. We are equipped to realise the ambition of our projects in their entirety, even when working within challenging engineering and economic constraints – engaging with everything from proof of concept prototyping to high finish ergonomic studies and from photorealistic visualisations to the production of CAD files for cutting injection moulding tooling.

We apply the same keen attention to detail to our communication and project management.

 

 

 

 

 

Work

Power Boat

Power Boat 

The vessel features a cockpit area that comfortably accommodates 3 people and a removable sun deck that conceals a seating and dining facility for a further 5-6 people. The boat is designed for enjoying both the water and the sun. It offers elegant marine transport, a generous sun deck and ample space to entertain. The 19ft vessel is constructed from a minimal number of GRP elements, all produced from fundamental tooling, giving the vessel a seamless aesthetic.

In ‘Sun Deck Mode’ the seating cavity is covered by a compressible waterproof cover. This provides a comfortable surface on which to recline, thus offering a facility to enjoy the sun when the boat is not in motion. It also provides a cover against spray and the elements, ensuring that water drains off the surface. The cover can be removed and stored, as part of its structural integrity is provided by the support offered by the table in the seating cavity.

In ‘Entertaining Mode’ the sundeck can be removed to offer additional seating capacity for 5 to 6 people. There is also a central table that features a Champagne ice bucket for entertaining in style.

Magnet

Magnet

The Magnet stool is an occasional stool fabricated in stainless steel and upholstered in leather. The design provides a structural seating arc with ample space to tuck in your feet.

The piece is concerned with exploring the possibility of creating a continuous surface from two distinctly different material types, where the structure makes a seamless transition from cold hard steel to tactile leather. This is made possible by a combination of highly advanced metal fabrication and artisan upholstery techniques.

The same fabrication principles can be applied at a larger scale to create a table in Stainless Steel and Corian.

Disstak

Disstak 

The Disstak Table is produced from slender Birch Ply sheets which converge along the only visible edge, providing the piece with visual weight whilst maintaining material efficiency. Each element of the design converges to share a common start and end point. The table is a simple, yet practical, design solution which also provides a discreet storage shelf.

Cling Film Dispenser

Cling Film Dispenser 

The dispenser is a dedicated solution for storing and dispensing rolls of cling film, grease proof paper and aluminium foil. The design is a single moulding that folds through 180 degrees to encapsulate the roll.
When cutting cling film, the combination of the deep rib on the top side of the moulding and the generous distance between the moulded blade and the film, ensures that the film does not stick to the roll after cutting. Making it easier for the user to access the end of the film after cutting.

The product not only surpasses competing products from a functional standpoint, but its tooling efficiency is unprecedented in the product category. It is a single moulded component that articulates by means of a living hinge and the blade is a moulded feature. The split line that divides the end caps suitably retains the roll and provides finger access to the loose end of the roll.

Materials: Polypropylene (PP)
Client: Lakeland

Bag Stand

Bag Stand 

The Freezer Bag Stand provides an additional pair of hands for filling freezer or sandwich bags with spooning or pouring materials. Without this aid, it is almost impossible to fill and seal a bag without spillage and mess.
The Freezer Bag Stand not only provides a robust and secure support for the bag while it is being filled but it also offers a funnel to aid filling and an effective system for removing and sealing the bag.

The system also folds down to a fraction of its assembled size for storage.

Materials: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
Client: Lakeland

Undulus

Undulus 

Undulus is a modular lighting system inspired by the beauty of cloud formations. It can be installed individually, in groups or in rows depending on the lighting requirements of the space.

It provides a vertical directional light with a diffuse horizontal glow, utilising fluorescent tube bulbs, which have a number of benefits, including energy efficiency, low cost, long life in service and wide availability. Unlike compact fluorescent bulbs you are not required to dispose of the electronic starter every time you change a bulb.

The current system only requires investment in a single moulding tool that is linked and capped with cut stock material. The system also offers options beyond just one typology of lighting product.

Laundry Ball

Laundry Ball 

The Laundry Ball is a refillable and environmentally responsible system that offers an alternative to traditional laundry detergent.
Composed of two identical parts containing the ‘eco granules’, the mouldings are held securely by a compression moulded silicone ring that also serves to cushion the product whilst in use, preventing damage to the washing machine drum and minimising noise.

The solution resulted in considerable savings in tooling investment, as the product benefits from a butterfly moulding. Also a resolved user cycle encourages the user to refill rather than dispose of the product.

Materials: Polypropylene (PP) and Silicone
Client: Lakeland

NESTA Exhibition

NESTA Exhibition 

NESTA invited Scott Jarvie to showcase the Atlas Project in their London Headquarters. The exhibition consisted of the Atlas Chair and Table plus two sculptural pieces that underpinned the thinking behind the project.

The Atlas Sculptural Screen is a scaled up fragment of the Atlas Chair. It served to visually unite the individual pieces on display and shared their conceptual lineage. Whilst being facilitated by modern technology, all of these pieces represent a timeless cornerstone in art, design and innovation – where the mind is able to assimilate a resolved mental image from primitive visual cues.

About Nesta
The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts in the United Kingdom was established by an Act of Parliament in 1998 to help maximise the UK’s creative and innovative potential. NESTA’s mission is to transform the UK’s capacity for innovation by investing in early stage companies, informing innovation policy and encouraging a culture that helps innovation to flourish.

Scrudle

Scrudle 

The Scrudle is a cross between a scraper, a scoop and a ladle. Unlike a round-bottomed ladle, the flat ‘spatula’ edge of the Scrudle reaches right into corners ensuring all the food makes it from the pot to the plate. The concept, devised by Margaret O’Callaghan, was the winner of the Finish Diamond Standard Innovation Challenge, judged by celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal. Jarvie-Design developed the appearance of the product and its suitability for manufacture.

Materials: Polypropylene (PP)
Client: Lakeland

Mobile Kiosk

Mobile Kiosk 

The Kiosk provides a mobile facility for product promotion or retail. It is designed to be compactly towed behind a bicycle and assembled to offer a visually engaging and highly functional retail display. The design is quick to assemble, features slide out display shelves, a rotating horizontal laying surface that can be used for display, desk area or work surface and ample storage capacity for stock and supplies. The units are economical to fabricate, employ off the shelf components (industrial drawer runners), do not require complex tooling and are light enough to tow between 5-8 miles on a bicycle.

Strainer

Strainer 

The product provides a 440mm high structural apparatus to secure a strainer bag to allow the separation of 2kg of pulp material to efficiently strain jellies, juices, soups, wine and beer.

The Strainer is a single ABS injection moulding repeated 3 times.
This creates a system that is easily assembled, highly stable and is economically efficient in terms of tooling investment. It is designed to stack for storage. The product offers a support system constructed from a single component, and this moulding is the result of straight A-B tooling which does not require any expensive side action tooling features.

Materials: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
Client: Lakeland

Atlas

Atlas

The Atlas Project explores the possibilities of rationalising complex surface geometries in a manner that resolves a number of the challenges associated with translating sculptural computer generated forms into constructible fundamentals.

The Atlas Chair was derived by projecting flat angled planes through a volume and using the intersecting elements to generate the profiles that create the sections of the chair. This allows complex surface geometry to be rationalised to planar surfaces, allowing sculptural possibilities while being material efficient and creating a system that facilitates construction.

Aperitivo

Aperitivo 

Proposal for a system to serve Peroni Beer and Aperitivo foods in a resolved and elegant manner. The project was a collaboration between Alessi and Peroni. The design ambition was to create a system that would improve social navigation while providing a platform for positive brand presence.

Like an illuminated taxi sign, light indicates availability. The Aperitivo Tray, when placed over the central light, indicates that a table is occupied and the holes in the bottom of the tray allow the light source to illuminate the bottles or glasses creating a soft light, as an alternative to a candle.

Languoreth

Languoreth 

Languoreth was a temporary sculptural installation that engaged with the architectural fabric of Partick Interchange in Glasgow, Scotland. The piece was clad in transport tickets harvested from the very space that it inhabited.

The work was inspired by the historical and cultural identity of Glasgow. The iconography of the fish and the ring are referenced from Glasgow’s Coat of Arms which represents the story of Queen Languoreth of Strathclyde. These ideas are manifested in forms that do not share the figurative and traditional aesthetic vocabulary usually associated with the telling of such an historic tale.

Slicer

Slicer

A dedicated runner bean slicer. The compact slicer features a wide, specially angled V-shaped stainless steel insert moulded blade that makes for effortless slicing, and the pusher makes sure nothing gets left behind.

Materials: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) with stainless steel insert mouldings
Client: Lakeland

Fingerprint

Fingerprint

The ambition of the Fingerprint Pavilion is to communicate the essence of the Lightbox Gallery – where progressive art is presented in a context that maintains a deep respect for the Woking area’s historical identity. The symbolism of the human fingerprint is employed to articulate this and to thematically consolidate the dichotomic nature of an organisation that is a home for both local history and the Avant-garde, as the human fingerprint is an icon of individual identity regardless of origin.

The Fingerprint Pavilion employs progressive techniques in architecture in order to create a simple fundamental structure and system, rationalised from more complex geometry. This means that the resulting pavilion is easily manufactured, transported and constructed. It is constructed from 18mm Spruce plywood sheet and is truly an environmentally sustainable solution. It has a 35 square meter footprint and is suitably weatherproof.

Funnel

Funnel

The unique braced design holds together the seating surface and lumbar support allowing the chair to be made in considerably thinner material. This, in turn, allows a fantastic strength to weight ratio.

The Funnel Chair is rotationally moulded, creating two chairs in one volume. These are then cut apart in a simple operation ensuring that there is no wasted material.

Clutch

Clutch

Made from 10,000 drinking straws, the Clutch Chair is an exploratory research piece that passes comment on our disposable culture. The development process of this piece also informed that of the Clutch Light, both of which were developed from an observation of the structural characteristics of trees. This piece was selected by Zaha Hadid as her Curator’s Choice at Noise Festival 2008

To create the Clutch Light, drinking straws were grouped and transformed into a primitive spotlight. The reflective inner surface of the straw transmits the light in a directional manner creating a jewelesque effect.

Wire

Wire

The Wire Chair is fabricated to imply two continuous sections that loop to create the seat and the frame. The final form was created using a combination of the latest computer aided design technology and the age old traditions of Scottish metalworking.

The Wire Chair received an International Award from Design and Design – Oct 2009

One Cut

One Cut

The One Cut Chair is water jet cut from a single sheet of plywood. A single continuous cut is made to produce the features that will form the seating surface and lumbar support when folded out. Thus the chair can be manufactured quickly and easily, eliminating the need for labour intensive and time consuming methods associated with traditional furniture construction.

The design aims to make the most economical use of the material while minimising the energy required for manufacture. By small adjustments to the process the chair can be subtly altered to offer a variety of appearances and seating positions and unlike a traditional slatted chair, where the slats are individually joined to the frame (which can result in more than 20 individual timber joints per chair), the One Cut Chair is laminated, resulting in the joining of only 3 or 5 timber elements, by means of lamination.

Whale

Whale

Designed for Lakeland, the Whale Sink Wizard gives access to the drain while the sink is full, allowing waste fluid disposal and access to cold running water without contaminating or cooling the hot water for dish washing. Its secondary function is as a sink overflow system.

The product’s profile alludes to the iconic image of a Humpback Whale’s tail breaking the surface of the water. This allusion is not merely aesthetic as the form aids the product function. The product is compression-moulded as a single silicone component. The suction surface is designed to provide a water pressure seal for any type of sink plughole.

Bower

Bower Table

The Bower Table is a three dimensional object derived from a two dimensional sheet.
The supporting frame and top surface are laser cut from a single sheet of Acrylic, the ring is thermoformed to become the frame and the blank is retained to become the table surface, thus ensuring material wastage is kept to the absolute minimum.