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UCA student commended at Interior Educators Awards 2019

Seven graduates from the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design course at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham exhibited alongside twenty-three other institutions at the Interior Educators Summer Exhibition in The Old Truman Brewery, London.

 Students at the Interior Educators Summer Exhibition

Interior Architecture & Design students at the Interior Educators Summer Exhibition

At an awards ceremony held to recognise the talent of graduates studying on Interior Architecture & Design courses across the UK, UCA Farnham graduate Emily Sabine won a commendation for her ‘Comprehensive Approach to Interior Making’. Sabine revealed: “I am feeling so proud and grateful. I always struggle to have confidence in my ability so it means a lot to have been recognised by the industry.”

Emily’s project ‘Re-Stitch’ is a flagship concept store for the brand MUD Jeans in the heart of Brick Lane.

Re-stitch by Emily Sabine

Re-Stitch © Emily Sabine

Emily explained: “The brand functions entirely in accordance with the principles of the circular economy, offering a new way to consume clothes by leasing them. Influenced by this, I used the stages of the recycling process for denim such as cutting, shredding, dyeing, and weaving to inform my design approach: the adaptive reuse of the existing building, the retail environment, and the user journey. All materials used are upcycled in line with MUD Jeans sustainable philosophy. My project aimed to create a dialogue around the impact that the fashion and interior industries have on our planet.”

'Re-Stitch' by ©Emily Sabine

Re-Stitch © Emily Sabine

Emily graduated last month and is currently working for Household Design agency. “I’ve been able to get some really good work placements through my course, which placed me in a good position now I’ve graduated,” asserted Emily.

So how does Emily nurture her creativity and where does she see herself in five years? “I like being around like-minded creative people, being able to bounce ideas off each other and dream up designs that are ‘outside the box’, and then refine them into something workable. In five years’ time, I really hope to be somewhere that continues to challenge my creative abilities, and to be working for an interior design company that focuses on sustainability,” added Emily.

To find out more about BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design visit the course pages.

To apply for a place on the course visit UCA’s clearing page.