The jewellery object is currently evolving and now no longer has to represent a material value or solely an ornamental value.
Can a piece of jewellery have other functions? It is something that has to adapt itself to the body; it is a clothing accessory; it represents us or represents something that we want to be or want to communicate.
The Experimental Jewellery Design course provides students with a methodology of how to think, how to define, how to represent and how to materialise a new concept in the form of a piece of jewellery. The course employs specialised software to render a piece of jewellery and print it in 3D.
– To study the evolution of jewellery throughout history.
– To study current trends in various fields of fashion and product design.
– To work on different methodologies of design thinking.
– To analyse the various materials that will be used to make our piece of jewellery: fabric, cardboard, paper, plastic sheets, wood.
– To study volume and complex morphologies.
– To develop a comprehensive design process encompassing everything from research to prototyping.
– To study RhinoGold software so as to be able to complete a second project that can be printed in 3D.
The Experimental Jewellery Design course is divided into two parts:
- The first two weeks focus on the design process. Various methodologies are developed to identify good ideas and how to transform these into a specific project related to the world of jewellery. Various materials are suggested (fabric, plastic, wood, etc.). The design process involves providing a new twist to the function of a piece of jewellery. A brief is proposed that is related to a specific institution, character or space and a piece of jewellery is designed for an external person.
- RhinoGold software is introduced in the last two weeks in order to make a digital ring and be able to print it in 3D. Following the methodology used in the first two weeks to define new concepts, the idea in this case is to make a ring that can be produced by a 3D printer. Various classes will be given with the RhinoGold program in order to produce a file that can be used by a 3D printer.
This course concluded with a practical exercice and with a real photo session in which the students have to show their abilities, knowledge and sources learned in the course.
To study the evolution of jewellery throughout history, to study current trends in various fields of fashion and product design, to work on different methodologies of design thinking, to analyse the various materials that will be used to make our piece of jewellery: fabric, cardboard, paper, plastic sheets, wood, to study volume and complex morphologies, to develop a comprehensive design process encompassing everything from research to prototyping, to study RhinoGold software so as to be able to complete a second project that can be printed in 3D.
The course is aimed at both design students and graduates, or professionals who want to undergo a new training experience in which they can put their creative skills into practice within the world of jewellery.
A CV and cover letter will be required for registration. If any one of the admission requirements is not met, the school will evaluate each case individually, reserving the right to call the applicant in to the school for a personal interview.
The Francesco Morelli Foundation establishes a prize for students graduating in the summer session of the academic year 2021-22.
A proposal that speculates about future events focusing on design’s role
A pioneering venture funded by the EU program ‘Horizon 2020’
What are the consumption needs subliminally transmitted to us by horror films? How is a country’s branding constructed? How has interpersonal communication changed with the advent of new technologies and social media?
Istituto Europeo di Design publishes the winners of the scholarship contest for the Master of Design and Innovation Programmes (MDI) at IED Madrid and IED Barcelona.
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
Fashioners of the World 2022 celebrates the end of the fashion students’ educational journey with a wide variety of proposals that all share a fresh and innovative vision of the fashion world.
IED in collaboration with Feeric Fashion Week, will award one special merit-based scholarship to attend the Summer Course in Fashion Trend Investigation held in IED Barcelona campus in July 2023
Organised by Barcelona Centre de Disseny, the graduates of the class of 2021 were actively involved in two restaurants along the route.
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
The largest European meeting to raise awareness about the implementation of activities and projects aligned with the European Green Deal.
A master class, organised in collaboration with Cultura Inquieta and Renault, around the different phases of creative production.
‘Llantiol Teatre’ by Thinh Truong, third-year Motion Graphics student at IED Barcelona, has received the Wix Playground in the best Graphic Design category.
‘Suspended in transition’ is the theme proposed for this year’s edition; a motto that encourages designers to embrace uncertainty as an arena from which to reflect, to step out of their comfort zones, and to explore alternative futures.
The school is present at the event with a textile flower workshop that highlights the value of sustainable fashion through the use of repurposed haute-couture fabrics.
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home".
IED Barcelona Design School thus reaffirms its position as an international benchmark education institution in Design and Fashion studies within Spain.
How do we construct and explain stories? How do we use technology to improve new realities and formats? How do physical space and the virtual environment coexist? What aspects define good design in virtual worlds?