Clara Walterlin

Industrial Design, 2023

In my time at the University of Canberra I’ve honed my skills in designing and developing products. I now specialise in furniture design and woodworking, but have experience in a range of areas. I find joy in bringing pieces of timber to life, transforming them into functional works of art. My focus on furniture design not only encompasses form and function but also the artistry of woodworking, allowing me to create pieces that seamlessly blend into the spaces they occupy.

Clara Walterlin

Selected Portfolio

LOCKWALL Desk

LOCKWALL Desk

The LOCKWALL project was my final submission for my Bachelor’s degree in industrial design. I set out with the goal of improving the common pegboard. I spent a few months prototyping different mechanisms for a locking system that was still easy to pull apart. The key objective for me was to make the pegboard holes as secure as possible, so they would both not fall out on their own and also be strong enough to handle heavy items such as monitors and speakers.

EDGE Low Table

EDGE Low Table

EDGE is the first piece of furniture I ever made. Using NSW Ironbark hardwood, I built this piece over the course of the first semester of my final year at university. This was designed for a class where we were paired with a local bespoke furniture retailer, MIKO, in Fyshwick. With that retailer in mind the task was to design and produce either a wall light, a hanging light, a side table, or a low table. I chose to make a low table.

PushedBike

PushedBike

The PushedBike is an electric bike designed to align with the evolving landscape of micromobility in today's urban environments. In contrast to traditional pedal-assisted bicycles, this fully electric creation offers a seamless and eco-friendly alternative to driving.

LEAF Light

LEAF Light

This light was an exercise in material and process exploration. Through thorough testing of material interactions between carbon fibre, aluminium and copper, I designed this light to incorporate all three materials in significant ways. This resulted in the final product you see above - a beautiful combination of materials, interacting in ways that will resist outside forces and stand the test of time.