Second year Interior Design students at Norwich University of the Arts got hands on in a materials workshop run by Stefanie Partington, Associate Interior Designer at NPS Group.
Working in teams, the students explored a variety of materials and finishes from vinyl to carpet, designed to help students make a stronger connection between the concept and final specification for their current projects.
“Running a physical workshop with various samples and materials, rather than offering a digital approach, got the students thinking how things go together and what attributes you need to look for when designing for specific surfaces, uses and sectors,” said Stefanie.
The students also had one to one time with Stefanie, who reviewed their work and advised them on materials and finishes for their projects.
“The students were extremely engaging - I was taken aback by their genuine interest and inquisitive approach, and the range of responses was great. The varied thought processes behind their design projects really impressed me,” said Stefanie.
“The course and facilities provided by NUA are growing our designers of the future, something I am really pleased to have been invited along to help with. The students have excellent and relevant industry software and technology available to them as tools, and to balance this they have a fantastic studio space in which to generate their creativity in a collaborative environment.”