Report of Learning, Teaching, Training activities 1 Tampere, Finnland

Transnational meeting for Erasmus+ project
Cooperation for innovation and the exchange
of good practices

Project No. 2018-1-DE02-KA202-005058

Project title: Furniture design and modern manufacturing in European context - development of key competences for trainer, teacher and joiner trainees.

Learning, teaching, training activity No.1 for Erasmus+ project in Tampere

Date: Monday, 24.09.2018 - Friday, 28.09.2018


Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



TREDU Hepolamminkatu 10, Building E Wood department TAMPERE


Pekka Pirttiniemi, Lauri Vartola, Pascal Michel, Kennet Gonzalez, Jonas Carlqvist, Hans Janßen, Jan Gerke, Thorsten Schmaltz, Arkadiusz Kulon.

We had also a discussion about what we needed to do in this week.


  • Realize a prototype of the two pieces that we will draw.
  • In the second week a 4h CNC lesson about the machine that have the school.
  • A 4h courses about the drawing hardware that is used in the school.


Pekka and his colleague Lauri Vartola (designer) present a little bit `what is design´.


  • The group were again on each side and we continue the drawing by combine the two that they like more.
  • A new discussion and we changes the drawings that it fit to the specifications.
  • At 10h we were all together and we discuss about each project, so we could make models from 1:5 from wallpaper.
  • At 14h30 the two teams present their models.
  • And we finish the work day with a little course about how to draw a perspective with 3 points of leaks in the right way.
  • We finish the day with a cultural discover with the finish sauna and the bath in cold wather.

What is good design and what is the good way to do it.


  • First thing for joiners we don’t have to think how we make it but just draw without any other questions.
  • Draw it in 2D or 3D it depends how we feel it.
  • But in each case, we must take care about the customers specifications that we have (maybe with that we can be restricted with the form, but we can mix the materials).
  • For example, to make a 2D drawing is to imagine the object.
  • Than we divided the group in two little groups and we began the work.
  • First in our group each one has drawn ideas of couch tables that can fit with the specifications.
  • Then we pass the drawings from one person to the other until the drawing has made a table round.
  • And after that we discuss about each drawing to say what we find nice or not.
  • And we made a new one with open mind on the focus.
  • After that the other group made a choice of the drawing that they like the most in our different proposition.

Monday, 24.09.2018:

Tuesday, 25.09.2018:

Wednesday, 26.09.2018:

  • We continue the drawing lesson to see how to make easier a 2 point perspective.
  • Each group began to make the 2D (incl. measurements) and 3D drawing in the perspective to make the prototype in 1:1. That is the best way to see if something is wrong or not (with the proportion, the size or thickness).

Thursday, 27.09.2018:

  • We made the prototype mostly in MDF board. And immediately we saw that some piece sizes were wrong or not in the good proportion with the other pieces.
  • And we ended the late afternoon with a dinner in the Tampella restaurant with all the group and the partners of Tampere.

Friday, 28.09.2018:

  • In the morning we had a look to the prototypes and what will be nice to change.
  • We also decided that all the persons continue the drawing home and send them to the other that we can see the changes.
  • And we decided also to put all the drawings on Dropbox. It makes it easier for everyone to see them.
  • Pekka from Tredu organized the handling of the first self evaluation of this LTTA week. All participants wrote some comments and ideas.

At first, we began to compare the joiner work and the way that we teach to our student’s in the different countries. What is our motivation for that project and compare several ways to work with the CNC machine.

Reports of Learning, Teaching, Training activities Tampere from


24.09.2018 - 28.09.2018
12.11.2018 - 16.11.2018

Acquired skills for trainers and teachers:


Freehand drawing skills, we learn to moderate a design process. Competence to combine different basic forms with your own designs. Presenting group drafts and critical discussion of the outlined designs. Ability to draw designs in vanishing point perspective. Expertise in the construction of cardboard models and the construction of prototypes from sheet materials.