A PIECE OF SOUND ADVICE + A SINGLE WARNING TO A DESIGN STUDENT
Be sure that your work is relevant + Never think you are the benchmark of the things you do
FAVOURITE FOOD THEN
YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION THEN
My professional equipment
YEAR OF PROJECT
STUDENT PROJECT BRIEF
We often had very open briefs that dealt with essential questions of our daily life – tools or spaces. The brief for this project was ‘thinking about the future way of housing and living’.
ENSCI Les Ateliers, Paris (France)
Prof. Marc Bertier
The student team and my professor (see above)
The most important tool was my fineliner (today the Penxacta). Besides that, it was the Mac with its software (Mac LC III)
6 months, as one of two projects (and without really finishing it)
WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?
The most important part of the project was to look into a subject: to reflect the background, to discuss the statement, to answer the question. During my student time, we were pushed to open our minds and to look for solutions that were not obvious. Today this is still the basis of my work.
WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT IT?
Nothing. But the result depends on the time of its origin. It reflects your personal background and experience, but is also influenced by trends and the general spirit of the time.
A new level of experience. Each project is a step forwards regardless of whether you think that the result is OK.
The students’ work was shown on several occasions, but only in the context of the college.
PROJECT SIMILARITIES THEN AND NOW
Apart from an approach that was similar, both projects deal with space, perception and context.