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From Abstract to Specific Design. Workshop with Katharina Mischer from mischer’traxler

Por Laura Holgado - 13 de noviembre de 2013 Archivado en News, Workshops.

mischer_IED Madrid

The Viennese studio mischer’traxler, made up of Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, develops and designs products, furniture and fixtures with a special focus on experimentation, context and conceptual thinking.

They believe that design can tell stories, convey messages or meanings, not only as objects but also through the ideas they represent. It can trigger emotions, change situations and become a tool for communication and discussion.

Katharina Mischer arrived at the Masters of Design and Innovation hoping, along with the students, to delve into the potential of the abstract to spark imagination and reach a specific result.

Students of the Master of Product Design Labs realized that, when starting a new project, it can be beneficial to make use of an idea, story or abstract context in order to find a new approach to the subject. Sometimes, the most practical, easy or comfortable objects are not the best suited to tell a story.

The tasks carried out during this workshop included quick experiments using basic materials, as well as elements linked to creative concepts. A mixture of practical work and conceptual thinking that promoted talks and discussions and which concluded with objects, scenarios, alternatives, graphics, works of art and spontaneous installations.

 

 

MASTER OF PRODUCT DESIGN LABS
Start: January 2014.
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 18.00 h, distributed into lessons, tutorials, research and trips.
Language: the lessons are taught in English.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
a.pacifico@madrid.ied.es
(+34) 91 448 04 44
Skype: master.iedmadrid

 

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