31 August 2016

Designer/maker placements

Continuing with the theme of work experience, two knit students spent time with designers at Cockpit Arts in London.
Frankie Horsfield a final year knit student worked with knitwear designer Carlo Volpi http://carlovolpi.co.uk, working on a concept garment which will be exhibited in Italy in conjunction with Italian Vogue.
This was a very hands on role, knitting structured panels and working on garment construction.

Lucy Minty who is just about to start her second year as a knitted textile student, worked with Zoe Miller assisting with accessory production for Autumn/Winter 2016.

Work Experience

 During the summer many of our students undertake work experience. Isabelle Jolliffe who will be starting her final year in September has been to Timorous Beasties for a great placement. Read her full interview with The Bucks Graduate http://thebucksgraduate.com/2016/08/23/isabelle-jolliffe/

30 August 2016

Graduates help out at Material Lab

Over the summer 2 of our Surface Design Graduates have been helping out at London based material resource studio Material Lab. They've been drafted in to specifically assist with the launch of Colour Futures 17 - the amazing colour trend forecast that Dulux put together every year (and that our current students will be working with in a live project later in the year.)

The colours for the year to come are currently under lock and key so we can say no more, however they will be revealed at the CF17 show which will take place at 33 Fitzroy Square between Sept 6-8th 2016...keep your eyes peeled for more in the coming weeks!

26 August 2016

Surface & Materials Show

As well as planning the academic year ahead I've also been working on an exciting industry project over the summer. I am heading up the design and curation of the Material Lab hub at this years Surface and Materials Show which will take place in NEC, Birmingham between 18-20th October.

The 125m2 space will be home to the staged seminar area, a live making space as well as an exhibition of some the leading surface materials around. Keep your eyes peeled for the fully revealed line-up in the coming weeks...

19 August 2016

Designs off to Mood Brussels

The work of Phoebe Edwards and Georgia Cleeves has been selected to be exhibited as part of the innovation platform at Mood Brussels. http://www.moodbrussels.com/en @trendeaseintl
Sept 6- 8th. A trade show for materials, innovation, windows, wallpaper and moodyarns.