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ESCOLA MASSANA BARCELONA, SPAIN
MUTHESIUS KUNSTHOCHSCHULE KIEL, GERMANY
AM I CURRICULUM VITAE
Personal Information NAME : Gala Duran Larré BIRTH DATE : 09.12.88 BIRTH PLACE : Barcelona, Spain TELEPHONE: 93. 416 02 72 MOBILE PHONE : 606 117 445 EMAIL : email@example.com
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Industrial Modeling 2010 - ... Graduate : 8,8/10
Band: Golden Beat 2013 - ... Style: Funky Instrument: Drums / Chorus
Fine Arts (UB) 2006 - 2010 Degree : 7’8/10
Escola Taure 2006 Entrance examination Preparation Fine Arts
Band: Kabum 2010 - ... Style: Percussion Instrument: Tom 13 “
Institut Montserrat 2004 - 2006 Baccalaureate : 7/10
Escola TRAÇ 1998 - 2003 Painting, Pottery, Plastic
Band: Atzur 2002 - 2009 Style: Pop - Rock Instrument: Drums
Institut Montserrat 1999 - 2004 Secondary : Good
Escola Cristina Blanch 1996 - 1998 Drawing and Painting
Escola Antàrtida 2000 - 2006 Instrument: Drums Theory: Music theory Escola de Músics de Gràcia 1998 - 1999 Instrument: cello Theory: Music theory
Escola Reina Violant 1994 - 1999 Primary
Escola Carme Musset 1994 - 1996 Drawing and Painting
ART & DESIGN
Band: Blow and Make Bottles 2010 - 2012 Style: Disco - Funk Instrument: Drums / Chorus
STUDYING ACADEMIC CURRICULUM
ESCOLA MASSANA CFGS MODELISMO INDUSTRIAL Making industrial design projects, with knowledge of materials and production processes. Training in a conceptual and creative field. Making models, prototype models and product design, as well as its technical and visual presentation.
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STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF SYLLABUS
History of Industrial Design
Theory and Design Science
Ergonomics and Anthropometry
Materials and Technology Industrial Modelling projects Training and Employment Guidance Practices Final Project
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WHY I WANT TO
STAY IN KIEL
PLACE Kiel is a city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea which allows contact and influence from other countries near that coast.
This facilitates the direct and close connection between the student and the teacher, as well as the creation of a compact group in class.
The Mediterranean Sea is present in the design of my city in the same way I think that Baltic and its climate impact the design that may be in Kiel.
In my school, we perform projects that include market research and competition, sketching, rendering, product presentation, ergonomics and other more technical studies, finishing with a format and sometimes functional models of a product.
We also have design history courses, presentation skills, classes on computer programs to render our work, and other theoretical classes.
From what Iâ€™ve read, Muthesius Kunsthochschule is a young multidisciplinary school that has been operating for 8 years. The fact that the number of students per class is very small reminds me of how my school operates. Currently there are 13 students in my class, and classes have a maximum occupancy of 30 students.
Therefore, while I have an interest in working on projects and assignments that I have studied at the Escola Massana, I would also love to attend technical presentation courses, drawing and sketching, color theory classes, model-making. and photography so that I may increase my knowledge acquired in Fine Arts School.
Looking online, I am interested in a particular specialty that is within Industrial Design BA, called Design Basics, but it has not yet been communicated to me what exactly I’m going to be studying there.
ERASMUS Erasmus is not only an academic exchange. I studied design at two different schools in Barcelona and the differences in their “modus operandi” were vast, even though they are in the same city. Each place has its own way of understanding design. My studies at these two art schools in Barcelona have provided me with so many different things that now form part of my baggage; part of who I am. By studying in a city so different from mine, I feel I would be able to continue to explore other ways of thinking and doing things related to design. Although Erasmus will last only six months, I would love to be able to communicate in German, although I know it will be difficult because of the short time remaining until September and the short stay in Kiel. However, my intention is to take classes in German once I am there. In addition, I also feel that it will be useful to practice my English. This is my senior year and I want to take this opportunity to see what’s out there and learn as much as possible to be prepared for the job search.
WORK 1 LIANA
WORDING / BRIEFING Design a faucet based on the aesthetic of a specific sink called “Kalla” for Mastella Design. Formal study of an existing object (sink “Kalla”) to extract a set of concepts and apply them to an object we have to create a faucet. Object Function Study.
SHORT DESCRIPCION Nature, sinuous line, purity, stylized element, female body, elegant and delicate are concepts that describe or are derived from the two objects we work on in this project. The faucet is inspired by vines, elements of nature inspired by organic forms.
2012, ESCOLA MASSANA
We had to design a fau cet for an existing sink that would mainta in the same style and elegance and cou ld not protrude from out of the wall. I had to keep in mind the correct height in order to avoid splashing and width so that it was centered and maintained a safe distan ce for the user. The “Kalla” sink acts as a sculpture and is so powerful on its ow n, no element should disturb or distrac t. Therefore, I designed a fragile and elegant faucet that echoes the winding, sinuous form of “Kalla.”
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WORK 2 BAMBU-CHESS
WORDING / BRIEFING Design of a series of chess pieces made of bamboo wood. Study and synthesize the chess pieces to extract the basic characteristics of each piece / game character. Make the pieces from a cylinder (bamboo tube), making as many cuts as we want.
SHORT DESCRIPCION The pieces are made from cylinders of different height, respecting a hierarchy, to which straight cuts have been applied to represent the figure of each of them.
BAMBU CHESS 2008, FINE ARTS
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Bamboo can be obtained in several areas of Catalonia. It is a forgivin g wood and is very easy to work with. You just have to understand its internal stru cture, divided by the knots and working onc e the wood is dry. The cuts were made with a small scroll saw, then sanded and a wax polish for wood was applied.
WORK 3 FROZEN PACK
WORDING / BRIEFING This exercise was part of a packaging seminar in which I participated, sponsored by Korsnas. It was a packaging design for a bottle of sweet wine to be consumed cold. Paperboard was the mandatory material to be used.
SHORT DESCRIPCION An elongated plastic-laminated cardboard box with metallic stamping that forms an ice bucket-like container to serve on the table. The interior is waterproof and at the top has a groove that can support this bottle once the ice is placed inside.
FROZEN PACK 2010, FINE ARTS
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Once we decided on the insi de the packaging structure, we focu sed on giving an elegant look to the product, according to the grap hic design of the brand of white wine: Frisant Gel.
WORK 4 LACE CHAIR
WORDING / BRIEFING Designing a chair with 7 mm plywood using the minimum possible fasteners. The connecting elements proposed are steel wire pieces like a hinge.
SHORT DESCRIPCION The chair “Lace” is based on the repetition of the same curve in all angles applied. Part of a simple structure built by fasteners make this chair a sturdy and robust object despite not visually seeming so because of the thin beech plywood.
2013, ESCOLA MASSANA
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It was an exercise in experim entation with the material, so that whe n we had the form defined we made a series of paper, cardboard and balsa wood models in different scales. With the 1:4 scale the measure ments, the fasteners the distances and the inclination were tested. Wit h the 1:1 scale the dimensional measure ments and final touches of inclinat ion were corrected in order to achieve better ergonomics.
WORK 5 SOUVENIR
WORDING / BRIEFING Empremtes de Catalunya proposed a project between young designers and craftsmen to market these products in a souvenir shop. These projects are related to some of the 27 typological families associated with Catalunya.
SHORT DESCRIPCION One of those typological families is the â€œPrehistory in Cataloniaâ€?, a group which had no corresponding piece, so we worked on that one. With the artisan (who was a jeweler),we designed a pendant that allowed a small souvenir of the city to be stored inside.
2010, FINE ARTS
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Initially, we thought about the possibility of putting something natural inside the pendant, since these elements have always been in the earth, from prehistory to modern times. Sand, small stones, leaves, petals ... But we saw that people wore anything to remember the place: a thread of a dress, a piece of a ticket for some tapas in a bar ... It is currently being sold in the Catalunya Empremtes shop on Banys Nous street.
WORK 6 GUITAR PICK
WORDING / BRIEFING Designing packaging for a very simple element also designed by us.
SHORT DESCRIPCION The simple object that I designed was a metal guitar pick. The sound that a metal pick produces is very different from that produced by a normal one made of plastic. As the pick is conceived as a distinctive design, perhaps a limited edition (slightly more expensive than a plastic pick) packaging based on the same concept, the metal sound and hung by guitar strings
GUITAR PICK 2009, FINE ARTS
Picks are elements associated with electronic instruments with metal strings and are usually plastic. Rarely they are made of other materials, unless they are necklaces of some heavy metal band. As for the packaging of the pick, I thought in about relating the supports of these elements in either the microphone stand or placed somewhere on the instrument.
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WORK 7 PARK GYM
WORDING / BRIEFING Design of a furniture element that interacts with the user, taking into account a section of the population.
SHORT DESCRIPCION The audience for whom my project is intended for is athletes who train in the gym, but that use elements located in parks, for example, to perform their exercises. I propose a redesign of an existing bench in such a way that from small variations, a bench is created where you can do physical exercises.
PARCK GYM 2010, FINE ARTS
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My intention was to cre ate a circuit marked with information panels located next to the urban furnitu re, to indicate a route and exercises tha t could be performed there, interacting with the object. In Spain, there are severa l parks of this type, but they are poorly indicated and have no explanations. I contacted an elite ath lete to show me the correct positioning in ord er to determine measurements and dis tances.
WORK 8 ATOMIC GLASS
WORDING / BRIEFING Design of a recipient associated to a place, in this case, one of the three thermal spas located in Europe, each very different from the other: Atomic Spa Suisse, Rudas Thermal Spa and Therme Vals Hotel. We needed an analysis of these three places, researching concepts and designing an element that would be given away to the client as a gift.
SHORT DESCRIPCION The spa I chose was the â€œAtomic Spa Suisse,â€? modern place with a futuristic/science fiction design that allowed the client to live a sensory experience, from shapes and colors that decorated the rooms, hallways and of course, the relaxation area. It is an elongated recipient with a series of ribs that allow the glass to bend and create another recipient.
ATOMIC GLASS 2011, ESCOLA MASSANA
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Silicone is the material that allowed me to implement those features that I wanted to give the obj ect. So I did a series of tests with different thicknesses and ma terials to achieve the desired effe ct. The color that will be pro duced in the recipient is blue, lim e green and fuchsia, the three most representative colors of the site.