Harvey Ewart Penfold

Product – Bug Biome

I initially started my product design journey after working as an arborist. During my time working I found myself thinking about products and designs that I could create to use in my field of work. This kickstarted my interest in design and lead me to the Otago Polytechnic product design degree studies.

What inspires me most in product design is finding elegant solutions to real world problems. I like to create solutions to problems while also incorporating aesthetically pleasing design. Sustainability and ‘cradle to cradle’ methodology is also a consideration I have when designing new products.

Bug Biome filled with grass clippings to support insect life.
Bug Biome insect feeder with tuis enjoying a meal.