Furniture and Product Design BA exhibited at the new building
To celebrate the opening of their new buildings, the philanthropic institution Toynbee Hall commissioned two pieces from Cass students. Furniture and Product Design BA were asked to design ‘Furniture for 21C Reformer’ and Textiles Design BA were asked to design a furnishing fabric for the new Artist in Residence accommodation.
Cass Projects worked with Toynbee Hall and Studio tutors to develop the briefs, and to develop the competition specification. Toynbee Hall Chief Executive Graham Fisher chose the competition winner from BA Furniture: James Whittam. James designed ‘Chair 0’, a solid oak chair that also provides a writing surface. The piece is now exhibited in Toynbee’s permanent heritage collection, and James has been commissioned to make further pieces.
BA Textile Design student Denise Lewis won the competition to design a furnishing fabric for the Artist in Residence rooms. Denise’s design, based on Booth’s poverty maps, has now been installed as curtains in the residential rooms. Toynbee Hall was so pleased with the design that they have also used the fabric in communal areas of the building.
Image: Chair 0 by James Whittam
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EVENT: Making a Living Week returns to the Cass
25-29 November 2019
Festival of employment brings students and creative industry professionals together.
The Cass Session 4 is published
Latest yearbook celebrates student work and achievements in 2017-18 academic year.
28 Brick Lane - Street art competition opens for student submissions
Entry deadline: Midnight on Monday 2 July 2018
Cass Projects and Tower Hamlets Council are delighted to announce the launch of a artwork competition.
Brady Clubs at The Loom
25 May- 5 July
A selection of photographs and memorabilia from the Brady Clubs Archive exhibited at Aldgate gallery
Cass Foundation course shows to open on 22 May
Senior lecturer Chi Roberts shares some exciting news about this year's Cass Foundation course shows.
Irish Writers in London Summer School
7 June - 13 July 2018
Dates announced for 23rd annual summer programme where students work with leading authors.
Celebrating the Olympic legacy with ‘Conversation Pieces’
Students from The Cass’s Unit 5 launch book to highlight design pieces from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
New Student Work at The Loom
Textiles BA and Fashion BA students celebrate another exhibition changeover at The Loom.
New approaches to animation explored by London Met lecturer
The practical guide hopes to encourage a more versatile approach to animation practice and features a cover image by Cass alumna, April Slocombe.
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Cass jewellery students Valentine’s offerings on show at Contemporary Applied Arts
The Cass Session 14-15
The first annual Cass yearbook, embodying the life, culture and achievements of the School has arrived.
The Cass Session 2014-15, a celebratory yearbook
A new yearbook celebrates the first cohort of students graduating from The Cass, newly created three years ago.
Toynbee Hall: Cass Students to Help Reinvigorate Hub for Community in East End
Cass students were invited to join discussions
Cass students were invited to join discussions and exhibit designs on the theme ‘Victorian Philanthropic Architecture in the East End’.