This 5-days workshop focused on the concept of CMF (Color/ Material/ Finish) design. This is probably one of the most important stages in the design process and one of the most overlooked.
After a first day of introduction to trends analysis, the workshop structure was straightforward: Tuesday was COLOR, Wednesday was MATERIALS and Thursday was the final lecture on FINISH and the assignment of the final project.
For the final project, students were asked to redesign a common toaster to meet the 3 identified trends from day one. Using their new knowledge of CMF they were asked to dive deep into the details of the design to produce a compelling visual argument for each object while only changing its form by 20%.
The final presentation was held on Friday. Each group was given 10 minutes to discuss their designs and 10 minutes of feedback. In a short 5 days, students receive a meaningful introduction to the world of CMF. This has been followed by a 5 weeks project on CMF development for Leica camera. More about this project soon.