October 12, 2010
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.
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
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:
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!
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.
Then it was time to get our hands dirty and started folding, cutting, bending and generally torturing the patterned paper.
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!