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Speed of Light

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NVA's Speed of Light was a centrepiece of the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival and was recently staged in the docklands of Yokohama in Japan.


getmade design was commissioned to lead the design of the light suits, walkers illuminated sticks and all other three dimensional design. From concept creation to final design spanned a two year period.


The suits featured as key elements within the BBC Artworks documentary Running at the Speed of Light, an edit of

 which can be seen on The Space,





KUMU Chair


The KUMU chair is a design collaboration between myself and friend David Keech. KUMU is a Japanese word meaning to join together or assemble. The KUMU chair is produced and sold by the British Company 'Unto This Last' located in Brick Lane, London, and is now their best selling chair.

There are only six components and no screws or mechanical fixings. Four chairs can be cut from a single sheet of sustainable 18mm plywood, allowing for a variety of finish options, including colours and laminate treatments. A smaller version makes a perfect children's chair and there is an extended KUMU range in development including coffee table and stool.




Go on buy one and make us rich.


www.untothislast.co.uk   or

Cryptic - Orlando

Set design for Theatre Cryptic's Orlando. The set comprised of an array of metal woven fabric screens that were carefully counter weighted, each screen could be pulled out and across the stage and would return elegantly to its original position when released. The screens became a surface for multiple projections and ‘human canvas’ (a new technology in which the performers moving outline was mapped and re projected onto the surface behind).


With an original soundtrack by Craig Armstrong and AGF and adapted by Darryl Pinckney the production was first staged in September 2010 at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, with subsequent performances at Tramway, Glasgow and the Espoo City Theatre, Finland.

Due to popular demand Orlando returned to the Edinburgh Festival to critical acclaim in 2011. The production was also invited to perform at the inaugural International Theatre Festival “Hector Aazar” in Puebla, Mexico in December, 2011.



Cryptic's ORLANDO is 'blinding in its neon beauty' The Skinny


"one of the most ravishingly sensual solo shows ever to emerge from Scottish theatre.” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

Forestry Commission - Near to Nature trail

Commission from the Forestry Commission to design a number of installations and shelter for the Near to Nature trail, Crinan, West Argyll. The decision was taken to use only materials sourced and found on the site and create designs that would slowly with time blend back into the forest.

Event and space visualisation

Part of our work involves visualising and clarifying design concepts for various clients in the world of fashion, art and architecture. We aim to bring initial ideas to visual life, the images quickly crystallise ideas for discussion, agreement or promotion of a project.


Half Life

HALF LIFE was a major landscape work and the first co-production between The National Theatre of Scotland and renowned innovators NVA. Staged throughout the day and night in one of the world’s most significant prehistoric regions, HALF LIFE offered a physical and emotive experience which reveals the dark but inspiring mindset of Scotland’s early Neolithic inhabitants. getmade design was responsible for the concept and detail design of the performance structure for the Half Life project and in association with Simon Costin and Angus Farquar worked on the Permanent Landworks that were left as a legacy in the landscape to the project.




'Tablebased' furniture


Design and detailing of table system for Danish furniture manufacturer ‘tablebased’ in conjunction with Jørgen Abildgaard. The new range of tables is currently in production.


getmade has been involved visualising proposals and designing installations for various lighting festivals and designers

Lighting installations

Architectural lighting visualisation


With expertise in the field of lighting we can accurately visualise lighting proposals, and work on major projects around the world. Examples shown are concepts for international lighting designers Neo light, Neo Alpha and Nich Smith Lighting.




Bute Fabrics





City Design Cooperative

DC Furniture


Edinburgh International Science Festival


Forestry Commission

Form Design and Build


Keech Design

Les Hommes


Museum of Folklore

National Trust of Scotland

National Theatre of Scotland

Neo Light



Northern Collective

Nich Smith Lighting




Simon Costin

Strathclyde University

Theatre Cryptic

The Corner Shop


Unto This Last

Villa Eugenie

VS Creative



We have been involved in project work for the following clients