October 12, 2010

Textiel Weekend workshop fun

Category News, Parametric Design, Repper, workshop — Tags: , , , , , , , — studioludens @ 12:36 pm

A week ago, we had a fun and rewarding weekend doing workshops at the TextielMuseum. There were two workshops powered by us: design your own sustainable packaging and design your own fabric design.

At the lasercutter, people could use Magic Box (our parametric design tool) to create there own packaging. We used a humble material -corrugated cardboard- and turned it into something precious, worth giving and worth keeping.

Repper pattern on the surface. The flames of burning cartboard were mesmerizing to all of us.

Girl mesmerized by the laser

The magic of technology revealed

Busy designing boxes

Designing boxes with Harry, Magic Box master

A finished box

A “bon-bon” box design by one of the participants

At another location in the TextielLab was a workshop making textile designs with Repper Pro. People could take a photo of anything, turn it into a pattern and print it on cotton. We don’t have the photos yet, but when you got the results, we’ll share them here on our blog!

We were featured on Brabant10, as part of the coverage of the Textiel Weekend. Check out the below video for our 5 minutes of fame on Brabant television:

May 17, 2010

Repper workshop: wallpaper designs

Category Creativity, Repper, workshop — Tags: , , , , , — studioludens @ 4:10 pm

The 2nd year students from the interior design school HMC explored wallpaper design through our introductory Repper workshops. After a short introduction to Repper and using patterns in Photoshop, they jumped right into the tool and made these wonderful patterns:

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You can view more of their creations in our gallery.

We were particularly amazed by the design below by Tara Smit, who simulated a 3D surface. In 1 word: wow!

Repper workshop: design-a-lamp

Category News, Repper, workshop — Tags: , , , , , , , — studioludens @ 3:35 pm

Two weeks ago we did two workshops with 3rd year interior design students from HMC (Rotterdam) in which they designed a lamp shade in under 3 hours. Quite a challenge, or so we thought, but the students absolutely baffled us with their creative designs!

First they designed a set of patterns with Repper on the computer.

HMC computer room

Then it was time to get our hands dirty and started folding, cutting, bending and generally torturing the patterned paper.

students making patterned lamp shades

Here are some of the great prototypes:

designer – Karin Lammers ⇑ designer – Sanneke Tangel ⇑

We would like to thank all the enthusiastic teachers and students for a very educational and fun day!

p.s. tell us if your design is featured here and we’ll put your name under it!

April 1, 2009

Curious Cup project Files

Category Development, fablab, projects — Tags: , , , — studioludens @ 1:15 pm
Here you guys can find all the files from the ‘Curious Cup’ project (Fablab workshop March 27th). Enjoy! coffeedrinker1 coffeedrinker2 Flash 10 application Flash 10 SWF RFID Plastic case Illustrator File RFID wood case Illustrator File flashserver.as

Fablab workshop March 27th

Category News, discussions, fablab, ideas, projects — Tags: , , — studioludens @ 11:31 am
Last Friday we held a workshop at Little Mountain for design students and professionals in Eindhoven. Our goal was to explore the possibilities of the Fablab concept for designers. Results for this day included three (mostly) working prototypes and a lot of inspiration on what a Fablab should be, Eindhoven Style. Read on for an account of the day, with lots of pictures.

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