Workshop with D.E.S.I.G.N.
- Saturday Oct 8 / 15:00-17:00, Municipal buildings
Can a coat rack look like a deer? Can wood be bent? Can a chair’s shape be inspired by an ant? And if yes, could you sit on it? Have you ever tried to squeeze juice from a lemon or orange using an octopus? Nothing is impossible in our workshop and all ideas are welcome! We provide the paper, crayons, glue, clay, and Styrofoam!
This two-hour workshop is intended for children aged eight to 12 without their parents, and is based on the illustrated book D.E.S.I.G.N. (Domestic Equipment: Sleek, Ingenious, Groundbreaking, Noteworthy). Originally published in 2011, the book was followed by the no less revolutionary children’s book on architecture, H.O.U.S.E. (Habitable Objects: Unique, Spatial, Extraordinary).
Workshop participants will become little designers, as the instructors lead them through all the stages of designing a new product. The number of children at the workshop is thus limited to ten.
The workshop is being held in collaboration with Aeroškola, which is open to all those wanting to learn about film and cinema.
D.E.S.I.G.N. (Domestic Equipment: Sleek, Ingenious, Groundbreaking, Noteworthy) is the product of world-renowned Warsaw-based designers Aleksandra and Daniel Myzieliński. The texts were written by Polish journalist and design theorist Ewa Solarz.
The book contains 70 examples of real-life designs by 70 leading designers, beginning with the iconic No. 14 chair (1859) by Vienna-based inventor Michael Thonet and ending with the Free Port shelves (2011) by Spanish designer Martí Guixé. With a sense of lightness and humor, it tells readers what each item is called, who designed it, where it is from, what it is for, what it is made of, and why it was designed in that particular manner.
The book was published in the Czech Republic by Jana Kostelecká, the cultural organizer of the Czech version of PechaKucha Night.
It is also available in English.