Design Histories

Trevor Duncan

Trevor Duncan’s background is that of a practising designer who having first trained as a silversmith went on to complete a post-grad in industrial design before establishing his studio and workshops in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. In addition to his design practice, he has accrued more than 20 years’ experience of working in design education. His work has been exhibited internationally and he is a leading contributor to the Tools for Everyday Life project at Northumbria University.

Son of an engineer who engendered a love of making stuff, Duncan’s work seeks to explore how the heritage and cultural traditions that surround industrial craft manufacture, when combined with contemporary design, can enable us to better understand the value and meaning of everyday utilitarian products or “tools”.



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