We are pleased to announce the opening of the website of the Design Workshop, one of the proudest facilities of Kyushu University, Faculty of Design.
The workshop is a facility where various classes, including basic modeling, graduation research, and substantive work of each department, are conducted. In the workshop, students learn the essential operation of various tools and processing machines, crafting techniques, and conducting practical training to cultivate a sense of materials and formative thinking, which are essential for designers.
Machine tools stand in a row, circular saws whirring, grinders, and welders shooting sparks. At first glance, the workshop may look like a chaotic factory, but it is the birthplace of many sculptural works. Most monuments, objects, architecture, and competition models for products and interiors on the Ohashi Campus were born in this workshop.
Students enrolled in the Faculty of Design use this workshop to create a wide range of objects, from basic modeling to experimental equipment for each department, practical projects, and graduation research. Using familiar materials such as paper, wood, stone, and iron, students learn essential craft and processing processes to enrich their sensitivity to shapes and materials. Through the production of specialized course assignments, they learn through experience how to design by giving concrete form to their images. From small stationery and tableware to landscape architects surrounding a city, although the size of the objects created may vary, each work produced here is the origin of the individuality and talent of each student and the fruit of their efforts. The Design Workshop is a place to back up your work, nurture your sensitivity, and help your individuality and talent blossom.
On the Design Workshop website, you will find a 360-degree panoramic tour of the workroom, sanding room, welding room, and painting space, as well as a gallery of equipment, so you can get a feel for the workshop even if you have never used it before. You can also check the flow of use, equipment reservation status, reservation form, and application form on the website, so please use it when you use the workshop.
Click here for the Design Workshop website
April 4th. 2021
Kyushu University Faculty of Design Design Workshop