Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Course: Furniture Design
Program: Master Course
Period: Sep. 3, 2018 - Apr. 26, 2019
Last Tuesday, we had a field trip at the Lastri factory which specializes in marble, granite, and stone. I was excited for this trip because I’ve never been to this kind of factory before, and now I got to see one. We saw what equipment were used to polish and cut different materials. We were also told by the teacher how to determine if the material is real or not. I also learned from that trip that some of the scrap tiles are sold to other companies. Being exposed to the factory, seeing how materials or things are made, what goes on in a factory, and so on really boost our knowledge and gave us a better understanding of that aspect.
We also visited a furniture store beside Lastri called Santiccioli. I had so much fun looking at the different pieces of furniture that were displayed. I got to see the pieces from various designers, such as Eames, in person. We also got to see the different techniques and approaches in design that each of the designer or brand is using. Visiting that store was indeed very fun and interesting. It really inspires me to be more creative and innovative.
I’m currently working on my chair and for this week I had my teacher see the progress that I made. I finally came up with the basic form of my chair. He gave me a few advices such as adding an angle on the seat since having a flat seat is not so comfortable.
For this art visit, we went to Cattedrale Di Santa Maria Del Fiore. It was actually my second time to visit inside but it still feels amazing to be there. The grandness of the interior is overwhelming and, of course, the exterior as well. Brunelleschi is indeed a genius.
During my free time, my classmates and I went to visit the Accademia Gallery. I finally got to see the original Statue of David. Never have I thought the statue to be that huge! Even though the Accademia was a small museum, there were so many paintings and sculptures from various great artists to see there.
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