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Published on Apr 9, 2017
The act of gifting is as old as human beings. From the tooth of an animal to elaborate vases, gift giving has always been an integral part of human trait and culture.
Twenty-six 2nd-year Nanyang Academy of Fine Art students reading a course in Diploma in Design (Object & Jewellery) are guided by local interdisciplinary design outfit Creativeans to design and exhibit prototypes of their exploration of gifts, using laminates by surface design company ADMIRA.
As a curricular project, students are tasked to investigate and challenge the typology of a gift, starting from the material and the Recipient, and go on a journey to discover what defines the gift itself. This will be a curated display of outcomes and prototypes arising from a 7-week project.
Led by part-time lecturer and Managing Director of Creativeans Mr Kimming Yap, the students from NAFA will explore the way we view giving objects to the intended recipients, and serve as an inspiration for possible alternative laminate material usage for the future.
NAFA’s curriculum emphasises practice-led learning and students are taught how to apply design thinking and technical skills into the problem-solving process. This project encourages students to react to a real-live client’s needs and requirements, thus enhancing their overall learning experience.