With “New housing scenarios. Indoor and outdoor for a design beyond borders” the Design III course of the IUAD Academy, in collaboration with Acquapazza design, had the opportunity to experience the creative and production process in the company

Since its inception in the 1960s, the IUAD Academy has stood out for its applied didactic methodology, as well as for the constant experimentation that it makes available to its members.

The school's educational programs are made up of a balanced mix between frontal lessons (30%) and practical application (70%), aimed at building skills aimed at reading the needs and behavior of users, the social aspects and ergonomic, to design solutions in line with the use of the spaces and the lifestyle of the people who live there.

IUAD Academy: an open laboratory

The primary objective of IUAD is therefore to prepare students to immerse themselves in the world of work as professionals, and it does so concretely by means of advanced study plans, created in collaboration with companies, and starting by the needs of the market.

Furthermore, not limiting itself to the traditional cycle of studies, but supporting the new graduate even after the conclusion of the cycle of studies.

In this sense, the proposed initiatives are designed to involve firsthand - and therefore experience what otherwise would be limited to mere theory - the students.

In particular, in this article we will explore a project pursued with students enrolled in the three-year Interior Design and Architecture course, including laboratories, workshops and company visits.

When a field visit stimulates the project

The New housing scenarios project. Indoor and outdoor for design beyond borders came to life thanks to the collaboration between the Design III course of the Accademia IUAD and the Acquapazza brand design by Bruna Buglione, a company from Campania and made in Italy.

The students were the protagonists of an educational visit held at the manufacturer of bathroom furniture lines in Corian, where they were able to experience first-hand the places and processes of manufacturing and production of this innovative and high-performance material, discovering closely the multiple uses.

The aim of the activity was to stimulate the students to in turn propose new sales scenarios, intended for versatile products capable of responding to both the furnishing of internal and external spaces.

Among the numerous areas investigated, particular attention was paid to the design of furnishing elements for the children's space, capable not only of enhancing the technical and aesthetic characteristics of Corian but also of creating a game interaction.

All the products have not been designed as a single element but as a line of furnishings capable of responding to the different needs of the customer.

Following, some projects created by the students, which will be presented to the company.

Curvy way for playing

The Miriam Priest student proposed the Curvy way for playing project, a seating system in Corian for the exterior, made up of different elements capable of creating customizable configurations.

Curvy Way creates new scenarios for the outdoors by offering furniture that integrates the bench with the game.

Li.NO

Student Viviana Giordano has instead created the Li.NO project, part of a line of furnishings designed for kindergartens capable of taking on different configurations.

Thanks to the use of joints and accessory elements in wood and metal, the Not Ordinary line adapts to the needs that arise from time to time in educational environments.

In addition to the containers, a bench and a seat for children aged 3 to 5 years have also been designed for the line.

D'un trou Table apéro

The third project was developed by the student Sabina Anna Califano, who thought of a line born from the union of two concepts: conviviality and the pleasure of eating together.

From this point of view, ''cum+panis'' (companion) and ''cum+vivere'' (convivio) come together to give life to a food table which, thanks to the rotation of a top, makes the product within everyone's reach the diners.

D'un trou is easy to handle, transportable and has a terminal 'tip' that allows it to be fixed in the sand or in the ground.