The Facility for Arts Research (FAR) is working with Marlo Ransdell of FSU’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design this semester to bring student projects to life at human scale. Materials and support for this Department of Interior Architecture and Design / FAR interaction have been funded by the Donghia foundation.
The process began with a class visit and orientation lecture by FAR’s Creative Director Chad Eby. Ransdell’s graduate furniture students then built files in AutoCAD. The designs were tested at small scale on the Department of Interior Architecture and Design’s laser cutter. The resulting small models were then critiqued by Ransdell and FAR techs. Over the next few weeks, several groups of students will head out to the facility to cut their scaled and adjusted files with the help of FAR’s ShopBot.
Lauren Trujillo (pictured below) was the first student to complete her design. Trujillo’s piece is currently on display at the School of Art and Design gallery in FSU’s William Johnston Building. Please stop by the to view this and other interior design student work on display until December 1, 2012.
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