28 September 2016

Tent at the London Design Fair

Our graduates stand at Tent last week in London. A very professional looking stand amongst many established designers. 

19 September 2016

Red Shed Graduates at the London Design Fair

A collective of some of our recent graduates will be showing under the banner of Red Shed Graduates at this years London Design Fair this week. Go and see their work at stand G25 in hall T1 of the Truman Brewery.

Take a look inside Cover

This months Cover magazine features one of our recent Surface pathway graduates Izzy Webb and her Colour Conversion project!

The editors of the carpet and textiles focused publication picked out Izzy's graduate collection for their round-up of the best new rugs and carpets. She's also be selected to exhibit at Talent 2016, a show at Crafts Central that brings together their choice of top graduate makers, as well as featuring on the Red Shed Graduates at the London Design Fair and on the Material Lab Hub at the Surface & Materials Show in October.

16 September 2016

Molly Hutchinson on Confessions of a Design Geek

Recent Surface pathway graduate Molly Hutchinson has been featured on one of our favourite design blogs, Confessions of a Design Geek! Go to the site to read more about Molly's project DE:HABITUATION, her views on design and her favourite colour...

Textprint winners at Premiere Vision

Not only did a number of a our graduates show in Paris this week, but we were also lucky to have two of our recent graduates exhibiting as part of Texprint at Premiere Vision. 2016 graduate Emma Kendall and 2014 graduate Emmeline Kellet (graduated RCA 2016) both had their own stands at the show with the support of the Texprint organisers.

 Emma Kendall printed textiles setting up ready for the show.
Emmeline Kellet graduate from Bucks and the RCA. Knitwear.

Graduates exhibit at Premiere Vision Designs

This week saw a group of our recent graduates exhibit their work at one of the worlds leading trade fairs for fashion and textiles at Premiere Vision in Paris. The students showed alongside established textile design houses to an international audience.
 Set up day at Premiere Vision. Monisha Hussain and Roma Arora busy preparing.
The stand.

15 September 2016

Indesign annual report

We're delighted to announce that we've been included in the Indesign annual report on the art school shows of 2016!

Illustrations by our recent graduates Emma Kendall, Monisha Hussain, Sheroze Iqbal and Phoebe Edwards were selected to help show the level of excellence and achievement being produced on our course.

08 September 2016

Dulux Colour Futures 2017

It might only be a brief pop-up of a show but Dulux launched their Colour Futures trends this week and they look certain to be useful for the year to come. Myself and 2 of our recent Surface graduates worked on the Material Lab 'Think Space' room which bought the trends to life with fitting materials.

The trends come about as a result of lots of research by the Dulux colour team who get together earlier in the year to discuss human lifestyle trends and then figure how they relate to our built environments and with it, the colours that inhabit them.

There is always a Colour of the Year and in 2017 Dulux predict that we'll all be going blue, using Denim Drift and it's associated pallet in our homes and places of work. We'll see how our students take to this and the 4 other trends when we introduce our live project later in the year.

07 September 2016

Get Voting!

Earlier in the summer Zeba Safdar was a finalist in the Eastpak Wildcard competition. The site is now live for the public vote. There is a fantastic film with Zeba talking about her inspirations and process and some great images. Please follow the link to support this fantastic entry. 

06 September 2016

Graduation 2016!

We had a wonderful day yesterday with many of our graduates. They all looked great and lovely to see so many of their family and friends supporting them! Well done everyone!

Sheroze Iqbal and course leader Rosie Cate

Roma Arora and Rosie Cate

Phoebe Edwards

01 September 2016

Colour & Vision - Natural History Museum

The summer is always a great time to get out and about and the Natural History museum never disappoints when seeking out inspiring exhibits and artefacts, even without the ticketed shows. However, the current Colour & Vision exhibition, which runs until 6th November, is well worth a look. It charts the development of sight and with it the need for innovations in colour within the natural world with some amazing specimens and chromatic delights ranging from 565million years ago to the present day.