‘Collaborating with Rakumba has been a very insightful and beneficial experience. The design team at Rakumba assisted in the development and fine-tuning of this design.’
Melbourne-based Alex O’Connell is an emerging industrial designer from Melbourne.
His design aesthetic focuses on harmony and simplicity. Alex has worked with furniture and lighting on both small batch runs and large-scale production.
‘What really triggered my passion for industrial design, or product design in particular, was my obsession for ‘making’. I enjoyed working with my hands so much that I decided to study ‘making’.’
Before being put into production Alex’s Hekta design was well resolved, which enabled Rakumba’s prototype refinement and manufacturing expertise to rapidly take the piece to the next level. In many ways, working with Alex is indicative of Rakumba’s philosophy of caring for the design industry. Helping foster the careers of local emerging designers is something we’re proud to do.