Production processes: from course to competition!
In their second year of study, students are asked to choose electives from the subject areas of product design, visual communication and spatial design. These personalised electives allow each student to build their own profile as a designer, either focusing on a specific area or being an all-rounder!
To learn the technical tools crucial to a designer, product designer and visual artist Marine Hunot offers a course on production processes. And this year, she decided to offer glass studies to third-year students.
Challenge: entering a competition
So far, this 30-hour module has focused on awareness about the manufacturing processes and treatment of industrial glass. And as an incentive, there is a challenge: competing in the 11th annual Verallia Design Awards launched by Verallia, a world leader in glass packaging for food and drinks.
The theme for this year’s packaging competition is ‘glass à la Française’.
Since January, through individual and group work, students have been exploring the material’s properties and manufacturing processes, including moulds, injection, removal from moulds and finishes.
Through drawings, mock-ups and 3D models, discover the products of their investigations and efforts that were submitted to compete.
Douce Emphase, Rhénus, Part des Anges, Paloma, Helix, Floraison and Louis are just a few example that demonstrate the students’ assimilation and expression of this subject.