Past Program

Germany: Advanced Studio - Crystal Clear

In this tabletop course sponsored by German crystal company Nachtmann, you will have an opportunity to visit glass factories in Germany and Austria to understand and learn directly from the manufacturers.

At-A-Glance

What
Global Field Trip
Where
  • Munich, Germany
  • Weiden, Germany
When
Fall 2018

Course Dates: Sep 6, 2018 — Dec 14, 2018
Travel Dates: Aug 25, 2018 — Aug 31, 2018

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students
Program Partners

Nachtmann

Faculty
Academic Credits
6
Department
  • Industrial Design
Course Numbers
  • ID-24ST-03
Cost
$0

Includes airfare, accommodation, field trips, local transportation, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

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Germany: Advanced Studio - Crystal Clear
Weiden, Germany 2018
Germany: Advanced Studio - Crystal Clear
Weiden, Germany 2018

Full Course Description

As students you are familiar with the design process, solving problems and evolving an idea from initial concept to finalized design. In the reality of manufacturing, the design phase is only the first step of many. All steps are key in transforming an idea into an actualized product.

In this tabletop course sponsored by German crystal company Nachtmann, you will have an opportunity to visit glass factories in Germany and Austria to understand and learn directly from the manufacturers. With your understanding of production capabilities and limitations, you will design a collection of modern glassware/giftware for Nachtmann. You will be working closely with Nachtmann’s design directors throughout the semester, and your designs have a chance to be considered for production by Nachtmann.


Students will work hands on with sketching and modeling with accessible material (partial funding) such as paper, clay, foam, wood and metal for investigation of forms. We will also research and identify the market for modern and sensible design solutions. In addition to physical models, final deliverables include realistic 3D renderings and 3D printing.

Program Details

Full requirements for eligibility for travel component

Must be a registrant in this Advanced Studio.

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