Designed for Life
60 of our Year 8 students descended upon the beautiful English Heritage site of Eltham Palace to research the Art Deco design movement.
Following in the footsteps of Henry VIII around the Great Hall, and millionaire couple the Coultards in the opulent 1930s extension, the students spent a few hours drawing and sketching the details and furniture of this fascinating building.
They will now go on to design and manufacture jewellery in acrylic and pewter using traditional casting methods and modern day, CAD/CAM techniques such as laser cutting and 3D printing. Their work will be displayed in another English Heritage building – The Ranger’s House on Blackheath – at the end of the academic year.
Head of Design, Tim Masters, said: “The Eltham Palace staff are always most informative and it is a great pleasure to visit again. With the concrete basement now open to show off another side to such an historic building, it really is a great point of reference for our students."
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