DEGREE Interior Design students from South Essex College University Centre have put on an exciting exhibition displaying their work.
The year one and two BA (Hons) Interior Design show is currently on at the Southend Campus Gallery until 16 May.
The groups were set two different briefs for their projects. Year one students had to design a restaurant based in Camden, London. They drew on design influences and inspiration from the vibrant part of the capital including the area’s music culture and creative community.
Year two students were tasked with a retail redevelopment challenge. The current economic pressures on the High Street has meant that traditional shops are struggling. Students had to choose a successful existing company and develop a brand new concept for the store. For example, one idea proposed H&M opening a bakery alongside their fashion floor space.
Steph Bland, Interior Design Course Leader, said: “The students had to considered lots of trends and economic factors when coming up with their designs. The interior mood boards and floor plans they have come up with are very exciting for the future of the industry.”