Angharad Summers is a product and furniture designer from New Zealand currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Her designs aim to be interesting, sustainable and non-egocentric pieces. She wants to design pieces that are functional and/or thought-provoking in order to provide people with something that is new, yet necessary.
Non-egocentric design is design which is selfless and altruistic. It is about something bigger than the designer and their desire to create something beautiful. It can come in the form of a functional, useful object which is solving a problem or it can come in the form of an object which isn’t necessarily functional but which makes a statement and presents a wider issue for people to discuss.
Although she focusses on furniture design Summers also pursues other design projects and undertakes graphic design work.