Studio 1: Ornamental/ Sentimental

Show overview

The Ornamental/Sentimental Studio specialises in print, stitch and embellishment techniques for both fashion and interiors.

The London Embroidery Studio started the year, with the Live Project ‘Subvert’. Here, students examined the role of embroidery, a technique normally associated with luxury, attempting to reinterpret it for a contemporary market. Illustration (software and by hand) developed these outcomes both on garments and products.

This was followed by a competition for Bemz, who produce the fabrics for Ikea furniture. A CASS student reached the final three in the UK and went forward for the international 'best design' public vote. Working with both hand and digital print, designers demonstrated their outcomes on the Ikea furniture with CAD visualisations. 

The Adidas sportswear project followed, asking students to look at new areas for the brand to explore- encouraging innovative design and material experimentation, leading to successful work placements within the design studio for some!

Second year students also produced designs for Parker Knoll furniture, with the opportunity to show in the London Design Festival and beyond.

Graduating designers show their Major Project collection, featuring the full range of concepts, techniques and material processes mastered over the year. Their designs for fashion, interior fabrics, products and wallpapers show exquisite sampling and realisation.


Exhibition Details

P.V. Tuesday 10th June, 6-10pm
Opens Wed 11th - Sat 21st June
Venue Central House (4th floor)
Studio Studio 1: Ornamental/ Sentimental
Course Textile Design BA (Hons)


 Print Designs




 Wallpaper samples


Private View: Tuesday 10th June 6pm-10pm

Opening times: Wednesday 11th - Saturday 21st June
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 11am-4pm

Central House (4th floor)
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF (see map)

Leandra Augustin
Majeda Clarke
Victoria Clay
Rachel Louden
Anna Niedzielska
Victoria Powell
Magdalena Resztak
Sheree Stuart
Sarah Smith
Rebecca Steadman
Michelle Witts
Maria Adegeye  
Frederika Andreasjan
Nicole Bedborough 
Karen Buckley 
Tamara Duncan
Emilia Foolessur
Sophie Jackson
Alice Kelsey
Eerika Leino
Natalie Lewis 
Carla Martinez 
Ellie-Rose Mcfall
Nilfa Musoke
Kathrine Nicolaisen
Matea Josephine Prela
Amelia Rees
Katherine Tuck
Stephanie Witts