A Kingston University (KU) graduate is turning heads at the London Design Festival (LDF).

KU alumnus Will Bloomfield specialises in large-scale pieces that feature living flowers and plants growing within panels and arranged in mathematical patterns.

They are designed to be bolted on to the outsides of buildings, encouraging ecosystems to flourish in urban environments while adding natural beauty to densely populated areas.

One of his latest designs is the 'Pangolin Panel', which is being showcased at the renowned design festival running through to September 22.

The 22-year-old designer said the attractive design was inspired by his desire to bring a flavour of the countryside to big cities — Mr Bloomfield previously moved from the rolling fields of Herefordshire to the concrete jungle of greater London.

"Green spaces in urban environments and the idea of sustainability within those spaces is really important to me," he said.

"After moving to the capital, I started to realise how special our rural areas are.

"The more greenery we can incorporate into our urban environments, the better it is for our wildlife, the ecosystem and providing clean air for those living there."

LDF 2019 features some of the most innovative and exciting new design proposals from leading artists and architects.

Mr Bloomfield's design utilises a tessellating star pattern influenced by the work of architect Ron Resch.

Features include customization of the product using an app on their phone.

"I used an interface with data returned through a series of sliders to enable the user to rapidly adapt the design to meet their needs," the KU graduate said.

The process produces a Voronoi diagram — a naturally occurring pattern seen on the skin of a giraffe or when mud dries and cracks — which is then programmed into a sheet metal pattern cutting machine.

"If you were to draw it by hand, or even on the computer, it would take an incredibly long time, so the algorithm speeds up the process and provides a great amount of customisation," the budding designer pointed out.

Product and furniture design course leader Phil Davies said KU students were challenged to think about how their creations can benefit communities or move the design world forward.

"Will has used algorithms and some complex maths to develop patterns which then become three dimensional products," he said.

"It’s also about putting sustainability at the heart of the design project, which is something we focus on as part of the course. You can see he is interested in leveraging technology to create relevant new products that benefit the world we live in through his work."