Claire Potter Design is a multi-disciplined design studio based in Brighton, specialising in sustainable, circular economy designs for interior architecture projects, landscapes and products. Working from a space they converted from an old public WC, the studio embraces the industrial, reclaimed, functional, reused material ethos in their projects and brings their continued circular economy design research into their active work.

For their first appearance at Clerkenwell Design Week, the studio will be showing some conceptual products created from marine plastic recovered from around the UK. Based on their continuing research into oceanic litter and its connection to us as consumers, Claire Potter Design are interested in how new products can be created from this recovered ‘waste’. This global issue causes huge environmental impacts, from entanglement to deadly ingestion which affects all species but if recovered, marine plastic can be seen as a valuable material resource.

The centre piece of their exhibition will be the ‘ghost gear chandelier’- a large light constructed for the World Cetacean Alliance from recovered netting which is based on the bubble net fishing method employed by some humpback whales.