Object Design: Combine Material, Form, and Narrative

A course by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez , Designer

Designer. París, France.
Joined September 2021

Break the rules of design by experimenting with materials and shapes to look beyond how objects are used and allow them to transmit real emotions

  • French with subtitles in English
  • 89% positive reviews (9)
  • 445 students

Break the rules of design by experimenting with materials and shapes to look beyond how objects are used and allow them to transmit real emotions

Are you ready to embrace a whole new design perspective? Join Jean-Baptiste Fastrez⁠—who has collaborated with the Centre Pompidou⁠ and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris—and discover that objects don't just fulfill a primary function, they have to make sense too. In this fun and interactive online course, learn to design an original object, from the initial concept work to making a presentation.

Jean-Baptiste Fastrez is specialized in creating objects that combine unique ideas and techniques with a powerful narrative energy . He loves to play around with original materials and question their relationship with objects. By the end of the course, you'll have gained a whole new take on design and be able to break all the rules!

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 13 downloads

Cultivating Yourself
9 minutes, 21 seconds
Materializing a Narrative
8 minutes, 28 seconds
Knowing When to Stop
5 minutes, 2 seconds
Researching through Sketching
8 minutes, 4 seconds
French with subtitles in English
  • 89% positive reviews (9)
  • 445 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 8m)
  • 13 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: French
  • French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Using atypical materials, create a design for a mirror or an object of your choice that tells a story.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in design who wants to adopt a conceptual approach in their creative process.

Requirements and materials

You'll need a frameless round mirror, wire mesh, pliers, and iron wire. For the rest, just use whatever inspires you!


Reviews

445 Students
9 Reviews
89% Positive ratings
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Jean-Baptiste Fastrez

After studying at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Jean-Baptiste Fastrez spent some time working for the Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec studio. In 2010, he won the Design Parade competition at Villa Noailles and created his own studio a year later.

Since then, he has worked for several brands and editors such as Moustache, Manufacture de Sèvres, Kvadrat, and Tai Ping. His work has received numerous awards and some of his pieces have been included in the permanent collections at the Centre Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Conceptualization of an Innovative Project

    • The Narrative Function of Objects
    • Cultivating Yourself
    • Materializing a Narrative
    • Getting Inspired to Break the Codes
    • Knowing When to Stop
  • U3

    The Format of the Project

    • Researching through Sketching
    • 3D Modeling 1
    • 3D Modeling 2
    • Searching for Materials
    • Finalization
  • U4

    Communicate about the project

    • Presentation in InDesign
    • Name a project
  • FP

    Final project

    • Object Design: Combine Material, Form, and Narrative

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Object Design: Combine Material, Form, and Narrative. Design course by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez

Object Design: Combine Material, Form, and Narrative

A course by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez
Designer. París, France.
Joined September 2021
  • 89% positive reviews (9)
  • 445 students