This project was a 2009 Collaboration with Mawuli Dogbatse at Kumasi University, Ghana.
The Go Global project brief was to develop a premium product made in Ghana with a Ghanaian aesthetic for world wide markets.
We worked using old, worn out bicycle tyres because the layers of colour showing through were visually interesting, as well as providing a touch shell for a laptop case. This material was cleaned and reused using processes found in the Kumasi marketplace. Traditional Batik printing was used for the lining, in a tyre inspired design.
This collaboration and cultural exchange was very valuable and has informed my approach as a designer.