Boisbuchet is an inspiring universe for all lovers of design, creativity and nature; an emblematic place that was a mandatory stop for students training in the Master of European Design Labs this summer. They traveled there from July 3rd to the 9th, 2011.
Under the masterful guidance of German designer Moritz Waldemeyer and British photographer James Harris, the Masters students immersed themselves in the transforming power of Boisbuchet, the emblematic design destination located in the southwest of France. A laboratory for creation and experimentation that served to delve further into lighting design, along with photography, and let their creativity run wild in an idyllic environment, always guided by field professionals, through the workshop Hunting Artificial and Natural Light Creatures, a study of technology, natural space and the use of lighting effects.
Moritz Waldemeyer, renowned worldwide as one of the most innovative designers of his generation, fuses technology, design, art and fashion in his work. His obsession are daily objects; his passion, the art of costumizing them. He has collaborated with renowned architects, designers and musicians, such as Hussein Chalayan, Ron Arad, Phillipe Stark, U2 and Swarovski, among others. Students were able to work alongside Moritz and James Harris, also a tutor for the workshops and creator of part of the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His clients include Audi, Design Miami, Konstantin Grcic, Swarovski and Vitra.
Internationally renowned artists, designers and architects inundate this multidisciplinary scenario year after year, bringing their experiences and visions of contemporary design closer, and in this way, fomenting the exchange of ideas among professionals and students. Since the first edition of the Master of European Design Labs in 2007, students have been developing design workshops here, studying new work methods and experimenting with new creative tools. Everything that students have learned in the Master’s program is reinforced and applied in various workshops focusing on creativity. And what better way than to capture the reality of a place as inspiring as Boisbuchet, design in its pure state.
Hunting Artificial and Natural Light Creatures
Moritz Waldemeyer and James Harris
Master of European Design Labs
Director: Jaime Hayon
Program start date: January 26, 2012
Program end date: December 2012
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