Exhibition: 22.06.2012 – 30.06.2012
FdA Interior Design Degree Show
Leyla Taremi, Krug Pre Dining Experience
Students on this course are part of the large and vibrant interior design community here at The Cass. This year sees our motivated graduates bursting with confidence and ready to embark on professional careers in the industry, or continuing their studies at BA and then MA level. The course, an intensive two year experience, well suited to career changers, sets a strong grounding in the key principles of interior design, applying visual communiation to theory and professional practice. The course develops creative thinking and self expression in a rigorous professional context of client demand. Collaborative themes are strong, and this year has seen a number of exciting live projects and cross collaboration within the School.
Year 1 Investigation: Live Project with Toynbee Hall. An urban folly intervention into a courtyard space creating a 'sense of place' with a specific community focus. Selected student work will be exhibited at Toynbee Hall.
Year 2 Collaboration: The Aldgate Project - Tessellation + Waiting Space. Students experimented on body scale by working with 'dress or cloth' studies to wrap a body using card. The pieces were cut, unfolded and flattened into 2D forms. Body scale experiments in contrasting situations in the Aldgate area were conducted, mapping human movements, recording textures, detecting and documenting behaviours, gathering points and use of urban furniture. Proposals were developed around a site and incorporated an 'enclosure / place to sit' inspired by the body scale studies and site analysis.
Year 2 Live Client + Major Project: with LVMH/Krug, a private dining experience for the Champagne House of Krug. A continuing partnership with Krug allows students to respond to and test their design concepts in current commercial live briefs. Independent/ guided major project work this year spans a variety of themes and scales from community and workplace to retail and leisure.