Guest Bloggers

Wabi-Sabi From A Design Perspective

Written by NDA student, Anabia Hassan   The basic essence of ‘Wabi-Sabi’ as an ideal/philosophy is; the beauty in the imperfect, incomplete and impermanent. As Andrew Juniper very rightly pointed out that “all beauty lies in the sphere of perception”. This, of course, serves as the perfect antithesis of our classical Western notion of beauty as something perfect, enduring,…

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The Ins and Outs When Designing a Bathroom

This blog post was kindly guest written by Jessica Herring, from marble.com. Marble.com describes themselves as “the premier natural stone countertop fabricator and installer in the world. We possess a massive selection of over 2,000 colours of stone, utilize state-of-the-art templating and fabrication technology, and provide incredible customer service”.    Designing a new bathroom or…

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NDA Interview Nicholas Sunderland

In our latest Guest Blogger interview series, our National Design Academy students interview Interior Designer, Nicholas Sunderland. With Grand Designs Live 8-11th October coming to a close this weekend, there were some fascinating debates that took place throughout. Our students got the chance to submit their questions to one of this year’s guest speakers, award winning high end…

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Student Case Study: BA Hons Interior Design degree

This week we continue our NDA Student Guest Blog Series with a Q&A with BA Hons Interior Design degree graduate, Jan Maguire. We catch up with recently graduated National Design Academy graduate Jan to discuss how her interest in interior design has been incorporated into her full-time role as a Planning Services Manager for the (UHMBT) NHS Foundation…

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Student Case Study: BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design

This week we continue our NDA Student Guest Blog Series with current BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design degree student, Claire Truman. Claire will be discussing how the skills she’s learnt whilst studying with the NDA have been applied to her latest architectural project, the recently opened Grade II listed Gainsborough Hotel in Bath. Introducing BA (Hons) Heritage Interior Design…

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