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Real Client Project

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

This semester, for the first time, we have a "real" client project. All our projects up to this point have been assigned to us by our teacher. Last year, we did a restaurant and our teacher told us what the (pretend) client wanted. The year before that, we designed a house and got to pick our own client. Shawn was my client, but I basically did whatever I wanted.

Our client for this project is the dean of our department, and he and his wife want to renovate their house. Our teacher divided us into groups, and we're doing a Designer's Challenge type of project. There are three different groups, and the client will pick the design they like best. We visited their house a couple weeks ago, and they explained their personal style. Actually, they were very vague about the kind of style they wanted. They just said they like traditional styles and they wanted their house to look like it came out of Southern Living magazine. Tomorrow my partner and I meet with the client for the first time to show them what we've done so far.

I've been researching sustainable patio furniture all day. I found a gorgeous teak table. It's a bit expensive, though. Ok... A lot expensive. But look how beautiful it is.



I also found this 100% recycled plastic chair. It's made from plastic, but it looks like wood.



We're also creating an outdoor room, using this seating arrangement and a water fountain as our focal point.





I hope the clients like our design!

6 Responses to “Real Client Project”

  1. That's a very cool premise for a school project - good luck to you and your partner. And I have to mention that I love teak, it's beautiful.

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  2. Wow that all looks amazing! I would kill to have one iota of creativity! :) Hope they like it, it's gorgeous!

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  3. Those are awesome ideas! If I ever have money to spare I'm hiring you for help on my home. :)

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  4. Good luck on your project! I hope your group wins! We must see pics if you do!

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  5. Wow this brings back memories. Is any Friday good for you to have lunch?

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  6. That is such a cool project . . . and I am in love with that teak table set!

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