Dissertation: Luxury Handcraft
I have redesigned and edited my dissertation in order to reach a wider audience. In my dissertation I explored how highly skilled craftsmen have infiltrated the luxury market with handcrafted products in the recent years. I have edited the academic document into the form of a coffee table
book which can be opened at any page and flicked through in any order. The book is designed as a conversation starter between friends, family
and guests rather than a serious academic document.
In order for the book to be a conversation starter, I designed it with images as the main focal point and text as supporting material, going against the academic format and appropriating it for a casual setting.
I have used photographs I took, when researching and visiting Luxuria London's workshop as well as using existing photographs from other handcraft companies (such as FEIT and London Undercover) which
I interrogated as case studies within my dissertation.