Cass Interiors is dedicated to making space and environments both significant and meaningful. It explores new territories, determining new practice, working with and augmenting leading research. It challenges convention, investigating our society through its cities, high streets and communities.
The courses set an active agenda, creating collaborations between associations, businesses, enterprise and research bodies, to bring about the latest interior thinking. It asks you to observe, record and develop ideas that transform space, position theory and articulate new approaches.
Our live projects are connected to industry, established brands, London and its communities. Each studio is run by practitioners and researchers in interiors, as well as the built environment. You'll debate the latest knowledge, awareness and understanding, allowing participants to understand political, social and economic factors. This will allow you to think proactively, ensuring the most thoughtful and astute responses.
Students in each of the courses will position themselves within their chosen sectors and build a portfolio that demonstrates their ingenuity, creativity, process, skills base and reflective practice, which will represent its authorship, identity and voice.
We encourage you to participate in competitions that connect with interesting and current debates, in order to appreciate and recognise the ambitions of others and develop dialogues and proposals that seek to make a difference.
Cass Interiors Studios
Studio Int 02: State of Independence Live Project
Kaye Newman and Janette Harris
The last few years has seen a significant growth of co-working spaces that operate in the adapted shells of buildings whose original purpose has become redundant. The premise of operating together with shared facilities seems to be a good economic model where different businesses can share the costs and in turn network, expanding business opportunities. However, what of the individual company, what of their identity – how does this manifest itself as separate and distinct entity?
Studio Int 03: Portraits D’Intérieurs
Cecilia Sjoholm and Iain Hales
Taking the notion ‘room portrait’ – the idea that a room may describe an individual as well as a portraitist might – the studio will develop designs for a series of rooms that are representative or evocative of a person, or a particular character, of each student’s choosing.
Studio Int 04: Im/Permeable
Andrew Siddall and Suzanne Smeeth-Poaros
The way we access cultural and public buildings is fundamental to our engagement with them: how familiar, comfortable and at ease we are within them, and the degree to which we feel a sense of ownership of them. We will focus on scenography: the site and building as an architectural stage set, choreographing immersive interactions and creating a ‘theatre of the everyday’.
Studio Int 05: Aberrant Architecture
Kevin Haley and Sam Brown
After 29 March 2019 the UK will have to re-think its identity and question who is Britain? This impending date marks our exit of the European Union and the start of a new chapter in British history. With every culture, sub-culture and tribe comes a unique set of identities, rituals, traditions, customs, myths and folklore.
Cass Interiors - Undergraduate courses
Interior Architecture and Design - BA (Hons)
Interior architecture and design is a distinct, rigorous practice that requires a specialist way of thinking about how we occupy complex interior spaces. As a practice, it applies to buildings and urban communities and involves thinking about how interior elements and the materiality of spaces are brought together at a human scale to accommodate and delight.
Interior Design - BA (Hons)
You'll work with major design practices and clients on live projects and study all aspects of interior design - from traditional drawing methods to state-of the-art graphics packages and emerging concepts.
Cass Interiors - Postgraduate courses
News from The Cass
Cass Summer Shows 2019 – dates announced
Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design showcase their talent with a season of summer events.
2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners announced
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners. We are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for the future.
Frame Awards 2019
A project by Aberrant Architecture, a practice co-led by Cass interiors lecturer Kevin Haley, is on the longlist for two categories of the international Interior design awards
Cass graduate designs first ever Starbucks in Italy
Cass Alumna co-lead of the design team behind Starbucks's most ambitious project.
Future Designer Success
Cass interiors graduate wins National Association of Shopfitters Design Partnership Award
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.
Cass Summer Shows 2018 – dates announced
Students from London Met’s Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design showcase their talent with a season of summer events.
First Year Interiors students visit the Old Oak Collective
First year Interiors students are investigating new typologies within architecture and were afforded the opportunity to visit the Old Oak Collective, a large co-living space.
Cass students working in collaboration with Rachel Lichtenstein
Cass interiors students work with artist and author Rachel Lichtenstein on a project at UK's oldest surviving Ashkenazi Synagogue.
Cass lecturer’s project is part of Mayor of London’s environmental strategy
Siân Moxon, Senior Lecturer and Sustainability Coordinator at The Cass, winning London National Park City design is now part of the Mayor of London's environmental strategy.
Celebration week 2017
Students, staff and studios across The Cass celebrate and share their work in progress with panels of invited critics.
Aberrant Architecture Win D&AD Pencil Award 2016
Find out about the winning entry
Hat-trick of D&AD Pencil wins for Aberrant Architecture.