The Santos kitchen factory receives a visit from the EASD Pablo Picasso
4 / 12 / 2019
The Santos kitchen factory has received a visit from a group of students from the Escola de Arte e Superior de Deseño Pablo Picasso (A Coruña), particularly second-year and fourth-year Interior Design students taking up Materials, Furniture Design and Interior Design Project Management.
The students toured the brand’s production facilities, accompanied by specialists in charge of explaining the processes carried out in each section: body production, varnishing, front panel lacquering and unit assembly. Lastly, they visited a showroom displaying kitchen designs from Santos’ latest collection.
A practical and eye-opening visit
Marta Rodríguez González, an Interior Design teacher, said that the EASD Pablo Picasso makes every effort to encourage these types of outings for their practical aspect, as they allow the students “to see and touch things”. Thus, she emphasised the importance of getting an up close and personal look at the furniture manufacturing and assembly process, “It gives the students a real and extremely valuable perspective that, without a doubt, will help them come up with better designs”. In fact, design was a deciding factor when they chose to visit the Santos kitchen factory, “We like its kitchens, we really like its designs”.
Ignacio González Otegui, a second-year Interior Design student, agreed with his teacher in underlining the activity’s practical aspect, “You can see the different finishes, how the worktops are manufactured, the multiple options available when creating the units, the possibilities offered by the new designs, and so on”. In terms of the latter, his attention was drawn to the absence of handles and the LED lighting profile. Incidentally, Ignacio has first-hand experience with the brand, as his family has had a Santos kitchen in their home for more than 25 years now.
A school with a universally renowned student
The EASD Pablo Picasso owes its name to its most universally renowned student. Picasso began his artistic training between 1892 and 1895 at the School of Fine Arts of A Coruña, the predecessor of this institution. Construction for the current school premises began in 1982, and it was designed by the architect José Antonio Corrales—winner of the National Architecture Award 1948 and 2001.
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