Artist: Ryan Dilkes

The artist sits on a bench surrounded by furniture made from discarded wood.

In:Site 2019
3D Design, Furniture Design
Manchester Metropolitan University

Ry Dilkes is a  designer-maker with a focus on circular design principles.

Watch Ry’s video to find more about their In:Site commission and read an extract from the blog below.

A structure made from discarded items such as a washup up rack and a kit of pieces to make furniture.

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Since In:Site 2019

Ry continues to work as a designer. Their website describes their current practise:

A designer-maker with a focus on circular design principles. Through the joining of materials, Ry aims to give authorship back to the end user of their objects, to produce a resourceful body of work that can be reconfigured and altered to suit our ever-changing needs. In practice, making use of waste -and found- materials to create functional objects that are environmentally considered, affordable, yet also desirable.

Their work celebrates the transformative effect that processes can have on a material. Through the simplicity of cutting and joining, waste material can once again become functional, and bring together the coincidental nature of upcycling, with the utility and functionality of production design.

Celebrating 10 years of In:Site

To celebrate 10 years of In:Site we selected 10 makers from the archive to feature on our new online space for the project. You can still view all of the makers from 2012-2021 in the blog archive.

Where Next?

Artist: Francisca Onumah

Francisca was part of In:Site 2014

The artists uses a hammer to stamp metal.

Artist: Jessica Hargreaves

Jessica was part of In:Site 2015

The artist crouches over a memorial stone as she takes a casting.

Artist: Ryan Dilkes

Ry was part of In:Site 2019

The artist sits on a bench surrounded by furniture made from discarded wood.

Artist: Stefanie Cheong

Stefanie was part of In:Site 2013.

A pine cone with gold decoration on a string.


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