Thursday, 26 May 2011

Skin collection by Pepe Heykoop

Skin collection is a series of furniture covered in leather remnants. Pepe Heykoop used what was left over from leather furniture companies to cover chairs. The leather scraps are pieced together to create unique furniture. 

Club Musee - Madrid

Club Musee have used a combination of art gallery and night club but both with a sharp trendy edge. Designed by Parolio & Euphoria Lab. The space provides a strong back drop for powerful art. It ranges from paintings to video art and other installations. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

End of the year.

It has now came to the end of the year. Throughout the year I have learnt many skills such as how to use sketch up, illustrator and auto cad. I think I need more practice on illustrator as I am not to familiar with the programme.

Targets for second year.
I need to work on my time keeping as I sometimes handed in work a little later than the deadline.
I need to ask for help more often when needed.
I need to become more familiar with sketch up, illustrator and auto cad. Illustrator more than others.

When it comes to perspective drawings, I think I need to sit down and draw as many as I can so I can be better at what I do.

I definitely need to become more familiar with annotating work and writing essays in my own words.
Best of all, try a lot harder than first year.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Maurice Dufrene

Maurice Dufrene was born in Paris, 1876 and died in Nogen-sur-Marne, 1955. He grew up collecting scraps of wood, fabric and cardboard from his father's wholesale commodities business. He would work them into his own make-shift atelier creations.

Hector Guimard

Hector Guimard was born in Lyon, March 10, 1867 and died in New York, May 20, 1942. He was an architect best knowing for the French Art Nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His name is known to a broader public only because of his fanciful entrances to the Paris Metro. His style featured wrought iron, bronze and glass. Many of which are still standing today.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc

Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814 – 1879) was a French architect and theorist, famous for his interpretive "restorations" of medieval buildings. Born in Paris, he was a major Gothic Revival architect. 

This is my research board on him.