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 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.
First Year Tutor
Teaches on BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.
School of Design
Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design and Foundation Year (Art and Design Extended Degree)
Teaches on the BA (Hons) Interior Design and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Kevin Haley is a director and co-founder of aberrant architecture, a multi-disciplinary design studio and think tank.
Teaches on BA (Hons) Interior Design
Karl Harris completed a BSc (Hons) in Engineering Product Design at the University of the South Bank in 1988.
CCS Lecturer and Co-ordinator for Interior Design.
Harriet McKay is a curator and academic with a specialism in interior design history.
Senior lecturer and Technology Coordinator: Sustainability at The Cass School of Architecture
Siân Moxon teaches across the Architecture and Interior Design courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Teaches on Interior Design BA (Hons), Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons), and Interior Design and Decoration BA (Hons).
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Make Art Not War
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Janet Hall Memorial Lecture
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