Cathy Stack and TBC

Studio 2: Work Out

Studio brief

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? 
Aristotle (384–322 BC)
 
People have been asking that same question for nearly 2,000 years.
 
This same thinking can be applied to the design and make process.  
 
This studio is a mental and physical workout. You will reach professional levels of accomplishment in a balance of research, experiment, design and craft practice. There will be blood, sweat and tears on the way to gain insight, innovation and accomplishment.
 
Energetic briefs will exercise your thinking and by using a range of resistant materials, you will create final pieces that excite the eye and challenge your making skills with beautifully crafted outcomes. Think, design, make it clever, make it by hand or machine, use emerging technologies and grab each problem by the throat until you find a way to solve it.
 
Briefs will include:
  • a joint furniture project with Studio 1, set by Peter Marigold and Hitch Mylius
  • the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) competition Re-Work, to design and produce a product or piece of furniture made from recycled office furniture
  • a competition set by Della Valentina Office for a new workstation intended for domestic use
  • a competition set by Houseology to design a modular storage system
  • two Worshipful Company competitions: Bespoke and Design Innovation
You will attempt three projects starting with the Hitch Mylius and progressing to the RSA, Della Valentina or Houseology briefs in term two. In term three, you will propose a self-directed project and work out the design issues before making the final piece. 
 
At the end you will ask: did the design come first or...?

Details

Course
Furniture BA
Product Design BA
Tutor Cathy Stack
Where Calcutta House, Studio 1, first floor
When Tuesday and Friday

Students

Cecelia BACK
Amy CONDRON-DOREY
Mary HAMPTON
Jake HAWKINS
Gerard KILLEN
Barnaby LEWIS
Diana MOON
Kofi NORMAN
Micah SIDES
Peter SMAHAJCSIK
Spencer STEDMAN
Adriyana STEFANOVA
Peter STOVIN
Abbie TIPLER
Parimah VATINI
 
Richard CLARKE
Michelle COGGON
Samuel FLYNN
Maria GARCIA VILLAJOS
Fraser JONES
Freddie KEEN
Szimon PASIERB
James WHITTAM

3D Studios

Studio 1: Prospéct

Peter Marigold, Chris Emmett and Cathy Stack

The studio themes focus on a series of projects that are not necessarily related but have an attitude of making the best out of the situation that life has dumped on you.

Studio 3: Poetic Projections

Heidi Yeo, Simone ten Hompel and Adi Toch

Studio 4: Encrypt

Steph Amen, Karen Coughlan, James Hunting and Marta Jowska

Studio 4: Encrypt will challenge you to question, reimagine and reconfigure what you believe a design process to be.

Studio 5: Defilé

Aimee McWilliams, Marta Jowska and Karen Coughlan

Studio 6: Sui Generis

Karen Coughlan, James Hunting, Gina Pierce and Lisa Bloomer

Studio 7: Make it Count

James Hunting, Sam Wingate, Gina Pierce and Jude Dennis

Studio 7: Make it Count explores the making ethos that prioritises ownership and intention, with a particular focus on textiles for communities.

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