DOMESTIC LIVING PROJECT

My latest uni project, ‘Domestic Living’, involved redesigning a living room for clients, the Lloyd family. The family live in a 1930’s semi –detached property on the edge of Winchester. As a corner plot it has a good size garden. Recently the family have decided to extend their house and make it more contemporary. The…

THE CLOTHES SHOW PROJECT

Last semester, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to design a stage for The Clothes Show in Birmingham. We were given the topic of ‘Discovery’ which was an interesting one. We wanted something different, so we researching. We came up with a series of ideas: Neon Jungle Robotics Cells/ Scientific discoveries Our first…

EMBROIDERY STYLING SHOOT

My recent Uni project involves using a current fashion or interior trend as a theme for a styling shoot. My group chose to focus on embroidery, which can be seen in windows of high street shops as well as high fashion catwalks. Embroidery  [em-broi-duh-ree, -dree] noun, plural embroideries ‘The art of working raised and ornamental…

SOUTHAMPTON CITY ART GALLERY CAFÉ DESIGN

My latest University project was to design a café for Southampton City Art Gallery. Southampton City Art Gallery is internationally renowned for its permanent collection which features around 5,000 works. These span eight centuries and tell the story of western art from the Renaissance to the present day. The core of the collection is twentieth…

WORKING WITH SOUTHSEA DECKCHAIRS

(Credit: Southsea Deckchairs) Stephen Davies, formed the company in 1991, 10 years after working as deckchair attendant on Southsea beach during the summers. The first deckchair he produced took 3 weeks to make (as Davies had no previous wood-work experience). Since the company formed, the popularity has rocketed and they have become the leading UK retailer…

LINDEN HOMES COLLABORATION- PART 2

Hey guys, This is the second part of the Linden Homes project, this time, my scheme was based around Japanese Artist Ohara Koson. Ohara Koson was a Japanese painter and print designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, specialising in Woodblock printing. (Examples of Koson’s work) My next step was to create some fabric…

LINDEN HOMES COLLABORATION: PART 1

Throwback to my first year of uni… Linden homes approached my lecturer about a new development of houses in Waterlooville, Hampshire. We were asked to redesign a living/dining room and master bedroom for the show home, based on an artist of our choice (well, 2 artists, but I’ll save the rest for part 2!) I…

HERITAGE

Hi everyone! For my latest Uni project, I had the opportunity to work with Blendworth in order to create a collection of fabrics and wallcoverings based around the theme of ‘heritage’. I then had to present the designs within a country hotel interior. Blendworth pride themselves on creating sophisticated designs with a clear link to British…