The Regent’s Interior Design programme uses the real-world experience and connections of its staff to create compelling briefs for the students to hone their craft. The best of this work was showcased in a public exhibition at the University’s Marylebone Campus, and then at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane as part of the Interior Educators show.
Mark Gower the previous head of the Interior Design programme, said:
“All too often we hear about the ‘real’ world outside of education, but this couldn’t be further from the truth for our students who thrive on working with local businesses and the community. Their achievements are shaping society and the world we live in. This graduating group have seen their paraSITE designs displayed with retailers in support of the annual Marylebone Interiors Day. They have also developed proposals for a new Regent’s reception at our Park campus, and our Year 2 students have designed this latest exhibition.”
At the exhibition opening, the Little Greene Paint Company awarded the Little Greene Award to graduating student Emma Macleod. Robert Paul from Little Greene said: “Emma’s project is fully developed and clearly communicated. I could see the commercial aspect and Emma took the user through an emotional experience.”
Emma said: “By incorporating the Japanese philosophical concepts of Wabi Sabi and Mono No Aware, I aimed to reintroduce the beauty of imperfection and impermanence to contemporary western society. I researched and created a solution for an alternative water-birthing experience in London.”
“Along with my clients, Anxiety UK and Mellow Parenting, I hoped to create an environment where mothers can give birth in a comforting, yet raw interior space.”