Little Pleasures

A conceptual exploration of products inspired by little human pleasures purposely designed for the contemporary office environment.

The Face Of Melenlaos Florides

Menelaos Florides


Prompted to create ethical and pleasant solutions which allow for greater harmony, so that all may enjoy the process of change while looking forward to a promising future... And having a laugh about it now and then. :)

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Inspired by evolution, Driven by a constant need for change, Motivated by a passion for well designed products, Entertained by problems, Aspiring for solutions, Confused by indecisiveness and Upset by laziness.
Born in Cyprus, Was always told off in school for drawing and doodling instead of paying attention (to the boring subjects), Attended  Helios art studio/workshop from age 8 to 15, Graduated high school age 18, Joined the army for 2 years, Attended art and design workshop ArtStudio Laboratories, Attended Arizona State University School of Design (Industrial Design 2003-2005), Transferred to Middlesex Universities Product Design and Engineering class 2005-2006, Joined Product Design and Manufacturing company Bluw, through a university placement program 2006-2007, Returned to Middlesex University for final year project 2007-2008, And now... here i am. :)


Mel’s Exhibition Information.

The focus of the project is an ongoing research and investigation into both subtle and over exaggerated details that make people 'tick'.

  • The Aim
  • The Purpose
  • The Fear

The aim was to identify and reproduce a series of daily little pleasures (both appropriate and     inappropriate) to be placed in a typical Big City office environment..

The Little Pleasures where conceived with the big city office worker in mind. Their purpose is to improve social bonds in the workplace, help release stress and “entertain” by trying to engage as many of our physical and psychic senses as possible.

The fear is that overindulgence might saturate the pleasure in the long run but this only supports the fact that our body and mind are in constant need of physical and psychic stimulation.