Daniel Rous is an Industrial Designer from the UK, a graduate of Idea Material Object in 2013. He is currently a resident product designer and researcher at Fabrica in Treviso, Italy. Before moving to Italy, he was in London between Architectural, Interior and Product design practices.
During his time in Fabrica Daniel has worked with large and small organisations, from the massive champagne Maison of Veuve Clicquot to the small local furniture producers in the furniture district.
Since leaving Bath I have spent some time freelancing in London and subsequently, almost two years ago, moved to Italy to work for the design research centre — Fabrica. For any graduates who want to explore the Italian life and be pushed creatively you should apply!
I'm in a position where I am exposed to a broad spectrum of creatives, sharing and collaborating together on a variety of projects. I work internationally with people from all over Europe and further parts of the world, everyone brings their own twist and opinion.
My course, Idea Material Object, helped form my view on design and the type of work I wanted to immerse myself in. Over the three years I met a variety of inspiring design characters, each with their own experience and a readiness to share them with us.
"Over the three years I met a variety of inspiring design characters, each with their own experience and a readiness to share them with us."
Where do you currently work?
Fabrica is a design research centre in Treviso, Italy. Part of the Benetton Group you may know of it from Colors magazine
''My advice for current students is ...''
Find your fire and keep it lit.
University is a time to try lots of new things, explore new avenues, broaden your view on life, your career and everything else. Immerse yourself in what you're passionate about and keeping looking for new ones.
In truth, everything really begins when you leave University.
''The best thing about the course I studied was ...''
The facilities, open workshops and freedom to cross disciplines if you want to explore something new and outside your field.
''I recommend Bath Spa because ...''
The Art School is really well managed; top facilities, great visiting lecturers and inspiring tutors.