The World of Interior Design

Iconic Furniture in Film and Television

Written by NDA tutor Sarah-Jane Wilkinson Iconic designer furniture create visual focus points as well as add character and individuality to a space. Many beloved and renowned pieces have been used over the years to enhance Interiors on our cinema screens and TV productions, here are some of favourite examples you may have spotted!  …

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Netflix and Chill: Interior Design

Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter Search ‘interiors’ on Netflix and there are plenty of shows to entertain you, however as Netflix start to develop their own original content there are a few really interesting new concepts appearing. Here is a rundown of the 4 Netflix Original shows we’ve been watching this week.   Amazing…

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Student Spotlight: Ibrahim Mohamad Aljasem

I understand that good designs shape people’s lives, influences their behavior and must always have a purpose. Because of this, everything that I do has the individual, community and environment in mind. The majority of our students decide to follow their creative side later in life after they already have a career aligned for themselves.…

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Wood Cabins – Sustainable Living for the Future?

Ruth, one of our brilliant tutors at the National Design Academy, spent a short time in a wooden “pod” in the Peak District, during Winter last year. She has kindly detailed her experience for us. Enjoy!   Written by NDA tutor Ruth Skrytek With environmentalism being a hot topic issue as of the last decade…

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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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