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January 2015
Sam has opened up a small shop on his website, for anyone out there that might be interested in purchasing work. Please check out the shop, there will be more coming here soon over the course of next few months!

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It's been a while since an update, so Sam thought it was about time that one was due.

Sam has been very busy recently, and only 2 months ago, he conducted a successful workshop in Taipei (Taiwan) with Masters Product Design students at Taiwan Tech (NTUST). There's is more information about the workshop Thinking Through Making on my website here.

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August 2013

Sam is preparing a new batch a Snelson Stools which will be available in a limited range of colours, finishes and wood species. These will be available to purchase through samweller.co.uk as well as some select online retailers and local galleries.

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April 2013
STUDIOBJECT - Design Report award's special mention, article to follow soon.


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In Wire was a success in Milan this year, at a busy Salone Satellite show. STUDIOBJECT received a special mention for this years German magazine Design Report Award - take a look at our wall of grids.

"Vi har lösningen!"


Photography by Gustav Almestål.

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January 2013
Sam is showing his Snelson stool as part of the AHEC Out of the Woods collection at Stockholm Furniture Fair in Sweden, February 5-9 2013. The entire Out of the Woods collection originally designed for an exhibition at the V&A in London during London Design Festival 2012 will be shown at Standno:ÖH:05, ÖH:18.

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Sam will be exhibiting some of his furniture at Interiors UK at the NEC in Birmingham, 20-23 January 2013. This will include a selection of Snelson stools as well as some selected pieces from the Holdfast range of furniture, as part of the Designersblock Department Store installation at the design village in Hall 2.

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December 2012
Sam was recently asked to do a short presentation at the Yamaha Design studio in London with Keech Design's event 'Something Like a Musical Instrument'. Sam presented his grandfathers bench plane, an heirloom which somewhat ironically doesn't work so well, but bears the patina and scars of years of use. Much like a musical instrument, the object is a tool which tells us a story.

More things that are like a musical instrument from other presenters here, including a motor bike part from Sebastian Conran and a strange seed from Barbara Etter.


Image courtesy of Yoshihisa Sugiura
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November 2012
Last night, Sam featured on The Culture Show on BBC 2, discussing objects at the V&A's new furniture gallery with other fellow Design Product graduates from the RCA. If you missed it, you can still see it here on BBC iPlayer for the next week.

Sam briefly discusses his affiliation with digital manufacture and his movement from industrial design industry into the realms of craft and furniture making.

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Sam has written an article on the RCA Collective 2012 exhibition at the Dutch Design Week for online design magazine Disegno Daily. Read here how the exhibition came about and how design graduates from the RCA challenged preconceptions by decamping to foreign shores, rather than just exhibiting in their native London environment.

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October 2012
Sam exhibited work as part of the RCA Collective 2012 at Dutch Design Week in the Netherlands. An installation was put together with a group of recent Royal College of Art graduates at the Sectie C area of Eindhoven, in the east of the city. Check out more about the projects which were shown on the RCA Collective website.


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September 2012
Some images from the Designersblock show at the Southbank Centre, part of London Design Festival 2012. Sam showcased his Holdfast shelving system, manufactured in a selection of UK hardwood. The system will soon be production ready and available to purchase via the internet and selected retailers.

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Check out the lovely video short CR&D produced for the X3 chair installation at Superbrands Tent London during London Design Festival 2012.

Video provided by CreativeResearchAndDevelopment

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The X3 event at Superbrands Tent London was a great success. Sam completed his chair in the allocated 6 hour time frame, racing to put the final wax finish on in the final minutes. The chair is now available to buy online here, with proceeds going to the charity UK Youth.

A section has been added to the website with an overview of the project X3 Chair.

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An interview with Sam about the 'Snelson' stool design for the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC Europe). An exhibition will be shown as this years London Design Festival at the V&A celebrating the hardwood material as well as how Life Cycle Analysis can be utilised within the design process.


Video provided by americanhardwood

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Sam will be designing against the clock at this years London Design Festival as one of three designer makers at the CR&D curated X3 exhibition and performance. The three makers will each have the same tools, materials and time (6 hours) to produce a chair which will then be collectively exhibited and auctioned for charity on completion.

Sam will be at Superbrands Tent London on the 20th 1pm - 7pm.

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August 2012
New case study pages updated on the AHEC web site. Check out the overview of the 12 hardwood chairs which will be shown at the V&A this coming London Design Festival.


Photography by Mark O Flaherty for AHEC

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During the London Design Festival 2012, at Designersblock on London's Southbank, Sam will be unveiling a revised Holdfast range of furniture, made available to the public for the first time. Stay tuned for more information on exhibition dates and where Holdfast will be available to purchase.

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Another teaser video, this time for the exciting project which Sam has worked on for the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC Europe). An exhibition will be shown as this years London Design Festival at the V&A celebrating the hardwood material as well as how Life Cycle Analysis can be utilised within the design process.


Video provided by americanhardwood

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Teaser video for the impending Hendzel & Hunt 24 hour design challenge documentary which Sam took part in. The 24 Hour Design Challenge is an annual event organised by H&H where groups of designers are given 24 hours to design and manufacture a working response to a set brief.


Video provided by Jan Hendzel

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Sam's Public Resonance project was selected to be part of the Ketel One Modern Craft Project with Wallpaper magazine. The project was featured along with several other contemporary craft pieces in September's issue of the monthly magazine, with a special feature on their website.


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July 2012
Take a look at some of the online press Holdfast has received. Watch this space for future developments and an online shop...

Wired Magazine

It's Nice That

Fast Co Design

designboom

Mocoloco

Obsessive Collectors

House & Garden

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June 2012
Come and see the Royal College of Art's annual graduate exhibition 20th June to the 1st July. This year, the Design Products department will be showcasing their collection of designers work at the Battersea Testbed 1 site alongside Interaction Design, address below:

Testbed 1
33 Parkgate Road
Howie Street
London
SW11 4AY

Entry from Elcho Street
(near Battersea Bridge, just past RCA Sculpture building)


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Sam can confirm that he will be showcasing Public Resonance at the first Arts Bienalle of Santorini from the 1st August - 30th September 2012, on the Island of Santorini in Greece.





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May 2012
Great write up of Making Money in Milan on the design blog Detnk:

More to come soon on this project...

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April 2012
Making Money in Milan, a project by Petter Thörne, Nic Wallenberg and Sam Weller, was Highly Commended for the Conran Foundation Award who kindly sponsored the Royal College of Art's Paradise exhibition in Milan this April.

See more information on the award here: Conran Foundation Award

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