Rock Galpin is running 8 short courses in 2018 for those interested in learning or developing knowledge and skills to become a furniture and product designer. Interested? Follow the link to find out more and book. Studio courses as well as online.
The next course is January 22, 2018, the ONLINE course Furniture Design for Beginners. These can be take anywhere in the world.
There are places still available:
Or course based at Central Saint Martins with use of the workshops.
March 26, 2018:
July 16 , 2018:
Design Exchange Magazine
Best finds from Milan Design Week 2017 by Rock Galpin
3D printing is gathering speed with some very exciting new applications as designers use their creativity to explore how these new technologies can really be applied to the meaningful needs of today. We’ve moved on from 3D printing as an extraordinary effect and now we see a new reality emerging that can have real impact on mass, from car parts, bikes, homes to disabled and medical applications stemming from a technology which has truly extended what is now possible. Exciting times!
The Go Wheelchair by Benjamin Hubert
Feature in Architecture Update, India
The fascinating yet slightly daunting prospect of next steps in what might become of us, if we let it, of our worlds. The film depicting humans in Wall-E springs to mind. Ouch.
Will we really live in our heads for large amounts of time, largely disconnected from our physical worlds?
I can’t help projecting this, to use a pun, to the next level after, where I can see a world that holistically embraces both the mind and physical worlds with technologies on a very different level. Where we effectively have two bodies one on the inside and one on the outside which allows multi-layered experiences. Where we can switch from the real to the artificial world intuitively.
I do believe we need to not neglect the physical domain though. this need to develop inline…. I believe the possibility of suggestion (currently used in hypnosis) to manifest physical experiences in 3D digital space may where we are heading. RG
Short course at
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS, LONDON
29/2/16 – 1/4/16
Last few places for the Furniture Design for Beginners course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London
Attendees from all background’s welcome, no previous training is required, just an interest and enthusiasm to learn about and practice furniture design. Studio and workshop based with highly experienced designer/teacher and technicians on board.
Follow the link if you are interested.