Truly Elegant Design – The Alto Sewing Machine
I was impressed the first time I saw this work by young British design student Sarah Dickins. It seems to embrace much of what I aim for with my own work. The Alto seamlessly combines thoughtful re-imagining of a common concept, traditional materials, craft and current technology into one stunningly beautiful object. Resulting from a study of the difficulty many users have operating a traditional sewing machine, the design incorporates new ideas for both setting up to go to work and the actual operation of the machine. All I can say is - BRAVO.