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Anthony Forsyth

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria School of Design

I joined Northumbria in 2012 after working for a number of internationally recognised design consultancies. I completed a BA in furniture design and an MFA in industrial design (at Konstfack, Stockholm).

I spent several years living and working in Scandinavia, most recently as Senior Designer at a consultancy in Copenhagen. I have undertaken projects for clients including Novo Nordisk, Puma, Carhartt, Luceplan, DSB (Danish Railways), Hertz, IKEA, Malmo city and the Danish government. My work covered a range of design activities including research and strategy; service; and product design.

My work has been exhibited internationally - including at the Danish Design Center and the Cooper-Hewitt, New York -and has been recognised with Red Dot and iF design awards.

I completed a practice-based PhD in 2020 – The Design of Poetic Things. My research interests focus on the application of contemporary design philosophies – particularly thing theory and everyday aesthetics – in design practice.

Anthony Forsyth

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Re-Imagining Aydon: The Archaeological Imagination and Polytemporal Design at Aydon Castle, Forsyth, A., Luscombe, P. Apr 2024, AMPS Proceedings Series, Architecture Media Politics Society
  • Designing a Radio-Tuner-Thing; Transparency as Metaphor for our Experience of Objects and Things, Forsyth, A., Dylan, T. 6 Jul 2020, DIS' 20 Companion, New York, ACM
  • Seeing the light – finding the poetic content of design objects, Forsyth, A., Yee, J., Duncan, T., Thomas, J. 25 Mar 2015, Research Through Design 2015
  • Waste bin for motorists and quick-drop 'trash lane', Forsyth, A., Thomsen, L., Kjoeller Damkjaer, N., Halding, N. 2011

  • Industrial Design PhD November 18 2020
  • Design Studies MFA September 01 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • Member Danish Design Association 2012


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