Robert Bruns

Robert Bruns

Industrial Design BSc

A placement year at Hasbro Europe has helped me to develop invaluable skills in design for manufacture and to create products which reflect the core brand values of the company. My work achieves function through simplification with the belief that function and form are not mutually exclusive. I strive to add value to products through the introduction of intelligent design. I hope to strengthen these skills in the future, within an enthusiastic working environment.

Self-closing Toilet Seat.

The toilet lid or seat closes after a time delay, only once the user has finished. The solution is entirely free of electronics, utilising a viscous fluid with a change in pressure to provide the delay. Market research indicated that the product should be available for under £25, and this is achieved through efficient material usage.