Graduating from the Royal College of Art (M.A. Design Products) in 2008, Simon Hasan’s collections of leather vases and furniture received widespread attention for the innovative use of the medieval armour-making technique, Cuir Bouilli. Simon Hasan works in the territory between ancient Crafts processes and industrial design. Simon’s approach can best be described as a type of Design Archaeology; a combination of historical research and hands-on material experimentation. The goal is to nurture compelling and relevant outcomes for any given context. Avoiding a particular aesthetic style, Simon’s distinctive work often layers materials, processes and textures to create long-lasting objects with a story to tell.