The Polyfloss team met during their study at the Royal College of Art, in the department Innovation Design Engineering.
The Polyfloss team is comprised of four founding members with diverse backgrounds, but a common interest in sustainability, Engineering and Design.
Nick is an industrial designer specializing in new product development. He is graduated from Innovation Design Engineering, the joint masters program at Imperial College London and Royal College of Art. He received his Bachelor of industrial design from Pratt Institute in 2004. Nick worked as an industrial designer for 3 years as part of an in-house design team, designing and manufacturing office equipment for desktop binding. Before beginning his master’s degree Nick set up a studio in Berkeley California, where he did consultancy work for the consumer product, video game, packaging and transportation industry, here he also developed and commercialized REFLECT Shower and established Reflect Shower LLC to manufacture and sell a non-fogging showerhead/mirror he designed and developed. He was also a part time Design instructor at the Academy of Art University for 3 years where he taught Product design to second year students.
He is currently focused on developing and commercializing innovative products and services that improve wellbeing. He is listed as an inventor on numerous patent applications and has won multiple design awards for his design work.
He is also a Design London Fellow at Imperial College Business School.
Emile De Visscher
Emile is a Mechanical Engineer specialized in Material Sciences and Industrial Design. He is graduated from the Innovation Design Engineering Program between the Royal College of Art and the Imperial College of London. In 2009, he graduated from a MSc Masters Program at the University of Technology of Compiègne. During his studies, he has been working for prestigious french engineering companies, like Saint-Gobain, the world- leading glass maker company, or Snecma, the french airplane engine manufacturer, developing high tech new materials (Titan matrix composites for example). He then decided to insert himself into the world of design and worked for several designers, like Eric Benqué, with whom he worked on interior designs (private flats, boats,…), exhibition designs (Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Fondation Cartier) and furniture design. From those fresh experiences, he decided to go towards Innovation Design, which could be a symbiosis between his engineering knowledge and his design experiences.
Emile is an engineer who applies his skills in the land of design and innovations. At the end of this year, he will have 3 Masters degrees, 2 in Sciences and 1 in design, as well as numerous experiences in various working environments.
Audrey is a confirmed fashion designer working in the industrial design field. She graduated from Innovation Design Engineering, the joint masters program at Imperial College London and Royal College of Art. Audrey first studied fine art and applied art, then fashion at the Atelier Chardon Savard, a parisian fashion design school. At the same time, she worked for prestigious houses of haute couture, like Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture and Alexander McQueen. After receiving her double degree of fashion design and “createur”, she decided to extend her skills to other domains of design, like curating (Museum Of Art décoratifs of Paris) or material research in humanoid robotic at the Research and Development Departement of Aldebaran Robotics.
Audrey is a fashion designer who wants to use and develop tools from her knowledge and experiences to bring innovation in the design field.
Christophe is a industrial designer focusing on creating simple innovations on everyday objects such as furniture, domestic equipment, sports and recreational gear. He studied mechanical and production engineering and worked for the microelectronic industry, paper industry, hydroelectric powerplants and ski manufacturers. He then started another degree in design product at the ECAL, Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, Switzerland, where he graduated in 2010. He’s been tutored by Max lamb, Pierre charpin and Big Game to name a few, and designed Axor showroom at the Designer’s Saturday, Lengenthal, Switzerland, He has studied at the National University of Singapore and worked for Patric Chia at the Design Incubator Center in 2009. He has been developping a range of objects including the “Camioncyclette”, a cargo bicycle that has been exhibited in Courtrais, Belgium during the Interior Biennale, and in Beijing, china, for the Beijing international design trinale. He’s now graduated from the Innovation Design Engineering program at the Royal College of Art.