The world of design - Hurstpierpoint College

The world of design

All Remove students currently studying Design and Technology spent a day at the Design Museum in London last week.

As the leading museum of design in the UK, its collection is an important record of the key designs that have shaped the modern world. It tells the history of mass production, from the manufacturing innovations of the nineteenth century up to the digital and making revolution of the last few years.

Our students explored the museum’s permanent Designer Maker User Exhibition, home to many items of product design and design classics which Remove have been learning about in their lessons – they also participated in a hands-on lighting workshop.

During the workshop, students were shown a wide range of creative design tasks and atmospheric lights which they had to analyse before feeding back to the rest of the group. For the product analysis they had to suggest a target market for the light, detail the materials used, how it was made and comment on the aesthetics.

This workshop was invaluable to our students as they embark on their second project of the Remove year: to design and make a light based on a design movement from the last 150 years Kaeran MacDonald, Head of Design and Technology