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Mr Nicki Theokritoff

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Design

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7526

E: ntheokritoff@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/design

 

Personal profile

Furniture systems & component design, design-for-manufacture, design-for-assembly & installation, individual furniture design & furniture range development.

Research interests/expertise

Furniture systems & component design, design-for-manufacture, design-for-assembly & installation, individual furniture design & furniture range development, production of technical literature & guides (words & pictures) for the specification of systems, for assembly & installation.

Areas of teaching

  • Materials & Manufacturing Technology
  • Design-for manufacture, for assembly, for installation
  • Furniture & product design 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) degree in 3D design
  • Continuously working as a practicing designer since 1978

Courses taught

  • Materials & Manufacturing Technology to first & second year undergraduates
  • Design-for manufacture, for assembly, for installation to all students
  • Furniture design to final year undergraduatess & to postgraduates

Consultancy work

None within DMU but co-own & operate Theokritoff & Co ltd., a furniture design consultancy providing services to a range of different furniture & furniture component manufacturing, distribution, retail & associated businesses in the UK & mainland Europe since 1991.

Published patents

One in the UK & Europe in the late 1980s, for an injection moulded clip to support & display plates & other flatware along the rear of glass shelves in display cabinets for the Stag Cabinet Co. The clips replaced a set of three surface grooves ground into the face of the glass shelf.

Another in the UK & Europe, for PWS Distributors ltd, for a modular metal & timber component system to construct modular freestanding cabinet installations (known as Cargo Bench System) in a wide variety of sizes & configurations that made use of standard kitchen base units built of MFCs & other board materials which are themselves made only for building in. 

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