Neil Pace O’Shea, The Floating Project (Malta)
The Making of Project Nine
Monday 17th September 2018
Neil is the designer, maker and founding partner at ‘The Floating Project’. Having graduated from the University for the Creative Arts (Surrey, UK) with a Degree and Masters in Interior Architecture & Design (2012), he spent the following few years working in the design industry both in London and in Malta. He currently lectures full-time at MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts as part of the Spatial and Product Design department. He has been working on ‘The Floating Project’ for the past three years where he is responsible for designing, prototyping and making of various hand-made products.
Project Nine (P9) is a hand-made wooden kayak which has been designed and built in TFP’s workshop. It is a sit on-top recreational kayak and is built out of Poplar plywood using a technique called stitch and glue. It is designed for maximum comfort and stability while offering plenty of storage in the rear compartment. It takes approximately two and a half weeks (full-time) to complete offering opportunities for customizing certain details.