Family Design Workshop Report

November 26, 2012

Independent Enterprise

Family Design Workshop Report

Fostering the Next Generation: Engaging the Power of Design for Human Resource Development for the Future

We held this human development resource project, targeting ordinary citizens like families, in an event that contributes to the promotion of the basic objectives of Creative Design City Nagoya. In this project, by taking part in a workshop held with the cooperation of local design groups, businesses and educational institutions, in which designers’ skills were applied, participants not only learned about how things are made, but also thought for themselves, actually made something by hand, and experienced the appeal of design.

“Create and play! Make a noisemaker chair”

We made a sturdy triangular chair out of corrugated cardboard. We enjoyed designing the exterior by applying colored tape. When tapped, the chairs emit sound. At the end of the workshop, everyone had fun making noise with the chairs.

We created the structure by using double-faced tape and wood glue along prepared creases in the cardboard. We had fun finishing the chairs’ exteriors with multi-color tape cut into various shapes.

Tatsuro Funahashi (Product designer/CDA: Chubu Design Association)
Hisashi Wakamatsu (LED coordinator/CDA: Chubu Design Association)
Toru Iseki (Product designer/JIDA: Japan Industrial Designers’ Association)
Nobuyuki Matsui (Graphic designer/JAGDA: Japan Graphic Designers Association)
Yoshie Horiuchi (Illustrator/NIC: Nagoya Illustrators Club)

Date: November 23, 2012 14:00-16:30
Venue: Atrium, 2F , NADYA Park
Materials: Corrugated cardboard, colored tape, double-faced tape and wood glue

“Create and play! Make a glittering Christmas tree”

We made a glittering tree with corrugated cardboard and the lids and mouths of PET bottles, into which we inserted lighting. Then we combined all the finished crafts into one huge glowing Christmas tree.

We created three great big triangles out of four triangular pieces of corrugated cardboard each, as well as the mouths and lids of PET bottles. Then we made a pyramid-shaped tree. At the end we applied multi-colored tape and punched holes in the piece through which light could shine from within.

Isami Amemiya (Interior designer/CIP: Chubu Interior Planner’s Association)
Seiko Mizuno (Jewelry designer/JJDA: Japan Jewelry Designers Association)
Ken Morimoto (Graphic designer/CDA: Chubu Design Association)
Minoru Sugino(Design Producer/CCC: Chubu Creators Club)
Masashi Igaki (Display designer/DSA: Japan Design Space Association)

Date: Friday November 23, 2012 14:00-16:30
Venue: Atrium, 2F , NADYA Park
Materials: Corrugated cardboard, colored tape, double-sided tape, and the mouths and lids of PET bottles

Date:Friday, 23 November, 2012 (holiday)
2:00pm - 4:30pm

Nadya Park Atrium
18-1 Sakae 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008 Japan

Organizer:Creative Design City Nagoya Organizing Committee
[City of Nagoya, International Design Center Nagoya Inc., Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Council of Chubu Design Organizations]
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Supporter: Nonprofit Organization Kids Design Association
Special Sponsor: Itoubigeisha Seihanjo Co.,Ltd