Boisbuchet Workshop

In August I had the privilege of doing the Design Vitra's Boisbuchet Workshop. It took a 13 hour flight to Paris a 3 hour train ride to Poitiers and a 2 hour bus ride to pretty much the middle of nowhere in France. But it had to have been one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at. The domain had a river, lake with canoeing, chicken coops, donkeys you can only find in France, a mini wood shop, a gorgeous clay kiln that was completely fired by wood (only two in the world) and of course a beautiful castle! It was pretty much a glorified adult design camp, and man was it fun! I attended the Snarkitecture workshop which was about excavating natural material from the earth and making different objects by casting with it using plaster. My classmates started out with some weird stuff, but after making throughout the whole week we all finally got a hang of it and ended with some interesting objects. Although on my spare time I was able to hang out at the woodshop, which had two super old lathes. I found spare cork lying around (yes, it was that kind of place) and made some really fun cork objects. Which I am trying to explore for new products! Boisbuchet was an amazing experience, I met some of the most talented folks and I know for sure I will attend another workshop in the future! 

Everyone in front of the Castle and the amazing interactive dragon a group made!

Everyone in front of the Castle and the amazing interactive dragon a group made!

Drawing out different exercises with Alex from Snarkitecture. 

Drawing out different exercises with Alex from Snarkitecture. 

Me working hard on the lathe! 

Me working hard on the lathe! 

My sister and boyfriend was in France at the same time (crazy!) and so they came and visited me. Here we are at the lake. 

My sister and boyfriend was in France at the same time (crazy!) and so they came and visited me. Here we are at the lake. 

Our presentation was beautiful. It was inside of a 100 year old barn which we laid on white paper all of the objets we made through out the week, showing the process of each final object. Here in the photo you can see each medium and the line of objects in the barn.  

Our presentation was beautiful. It was inside of a 100 year old barn which we laid on white paper all of the objets we made through out the week, showing the process of each final object. Here in the photo you can see each medium and the line of objects in the barn.  

Here I am giving my final presentation for my casted objects, I made a pillow iPhone stand and different pillow containers to hold your lipsticks. 

Here I am giving my final presentation for my casted objects, I made a pillow iPhone stand and different pillow containers to hold your lipsticks. 

My pillow castings.  

My pillow castings.  

More castings using found objects.

More castings using found objects.

The castle

The castle

My roommate Shan and I 

My roommate Shan and I