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May 17, 2016

2016 workshops

Domaine de Boisbuchet
Photo: Choche Gomez, 2015. © Domaine de Boisbuchet.

Boisbuchet’s workshops are an initiative of Vitra Design Museum’s founding director Alexander von Vegesack, who started both projects at the same time. Today, Boisbuchet offers the most versatile and distinguished workshop program on the international design agenda and in 2016 sets its focus on “origin & translation.”

Living in a globalizing culture, tolerance, understanding and learning are increasingly challenged. This 26th edition of our workshops puts creativity to the test: what are role models, what is authentic and original, and how are projects influenced by reproduction or imitation, interpretation and a translation of the existing?

This season presents 47 acclaimed tutors from 20 different countries and invites you to a rich diversity of practices: furniture and products, flowers, the landscape, choreography, fashion, costumes, decoration, art, curating and scenography, installations, interiors and architecture, craft, food and yoga, lighting, robotics, and engineering.

Discover our program and participate in your own journey between origin and translation with a unique experience at Boisbuchet!

 

2016 workshop program

June 26–July 2

Henrik Vibskov
SURPRISE MISTAKES
Fashion/Installation: workshop on haute couture and installation resulting in a performance.

Simon Costin
MAGICAL THINKING
Set Design: develop set designs where magic goes beyond the usual style.

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
NATURAL CREATION
Product: product design inspired by nature.

July 3–9

Faye Toogood
SOFT GOODS
Fashion/Furniture/Sculpture: open boundaries between the art of sculpture, fashion, furniture design, and installation.

mischer’traxler
DESIGNING AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF UNIQUE OBJECTS
Installation/Product: experiment with the design of installation, product and process.

Selgascano
BREAKDOWN
Architecture: create architecture installations, from the designers of the acclaimed Serpentine Gallery pavilion.

July 10–16

Nigel Peake
WINDOW / VISITOR
Drawing/Illustration/Building: New York Times illustrator turns graphics into installation.

Keiji Ashizawa
LANDSCAPE-FURNITURE
Furniture/Architecture: furniture design meets the scales of architecture and landscape.

July 10–20

Tomoko Azumi + Fred Herbst + CMoG
FORMED BY YOU, REFINED BY FIRE
Ceramics/Glass/Object: ceramics and glass workshop in partnership with Corning Museum of Glass.

July 17–23

Bart Hess
MATING DANCE
Fashion/Materials/Zoology: workshop on body and costume design, film and photography from the collaborator of Lady Gaga, Lucy McRae and Iris van Herpen.

Alexandra Kehayoglou
FRACTALS AND SERENDIPITY
Design/Textile/Patterns: look at the skin of animate beings and things in nature.

Pierre Favresse
THE ORIGINAL CHAIR
Furniture: head of design at Habitat, looks at a chair’s ergonomy and other functionality.

July 24–30

Andrew Ondrejcak
PERFORMANCE + DESIGN
Performance/Choreography: develops designs and movements for staging an act beyond dance.

Jaime Hayon + CMoG
CANDY GLASS SHOP
Glass/Product: where product design is craft and results in an art installation.

July 31–August 6

Kukka (Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz)
ILLUMINATING THE WOODS
Lighting/Environment: design light for Boisbuchet’s natural environment with cork producer Amorim.

Arabeschi di Latte
HUNGRY COPY
Food/Design: looks at food design and ask: what is real?

Wonmin Park
UNUSUAL TOOLS
Product: explore product design at the edge of anthropology.

August 7–13

Numen / For Use
MAKING FLYING SPACES
Installation/Material: spatial experimentation for a parasitic structure in low-tech materials.

Andreas Zeiselmair + Christoph Rapp + Markus Heinsdorff
DESIGNING ENERGY
Engineering/Design: design and engineering workshop on renewable energy.

Charlie Le Mindu + Stéphane Margolis
SURNATURAL
Hair/Ikebana: haute coiffure artists and florists experiments in hair styling and Ikebana.

August 14–20

Achim Menges + Karola Dierichs
HYGROSCOPIC AGGREGATE STRUCTURE
Robotics/Architecture: robotics in architecture experimenting with a hygroscopic aggregate structure.

Peter Marigold
WEIRD WORLD
Product/Material: explores the potential of unusual materials for product design.

Muller Van Severen
FURNITURE THAT TRANSFORMS SPACE
Furniture: explore furniture as a part of interior design’s composition.

August 21–27

Franziska Kessler + Torsten Neeland
FINDING FORM
Design/Yoga: yoga and design find harmony by exploring form-finding in products, body and mind.

Moritz Waldemeyer
MOVING LIGHT
Light: lighting design workshop using Arduino and programmable LEDs to develop innovative light installations.

Studio Rygalik
CREATIVE COLLISION
Product: develop a new kind of cross-cultural design quality.

August 28–September 3

Timur Ersen
LAYER BY LAYER / BUILDING WITH EROSION
Architecture/Adobe: former collaborator of Martin Rauch and Anna Heringer, designs and builds a rammed-earth wall in this clay architecture workshop.

Stuart Haygarth
TURN THE DARK OFF
Material/Lighting: creates chandeliers by recycling neglected and forgotten materials.

Cecilia Andersson + Mathias Schwartz-Clauss
SO FAR MY IDEA
Curating: Vitra Design Museum’s longtime curator Mathias Schwartz-Clauss and art curator Cecilia Andersson exhibition curating workshop.

 

Domaine de Boisbuchet 2016 workshops

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