The World of Interior Design

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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Exhibition Design

Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter Pentagram Pentagram is a multi-disciplinary partnership, which encompasses graphic design, architecture, interior design, exhibition design and installations. What sets Pentagram apart from others in the field is it that they has 23 partners, all of which work directly with the clients. Synth Play at the We Are Robots Festival,…

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The Art of Colour Theory – Vol. 4

Written by NDA senior tutor, Vicky McClymont In this series of blogs, we will be taking a closer look at one of the most important topics in interior design; colour theory. In the fourth volume of this series, we take a look at one of the most popular and versatile colours to use in interiors; blue.…

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Women of the Bauhaus

Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter Wassily Kandinsky, Yellow Red Blue, 1925 Marcel Breuer, Club Chair, 1927-28   If you think about the Bauhaus, you probably think of some of their most famous professors and students, the likes of Wassily Kandinsky or Marcel Breuer. However, whilst celebrating 100 years since the founding of this famous…

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Interior Trends of 2019

Written by NDA tutor, Amy Payler-Carpenter  Like it or not a designer’s year will be dominated with the highs and lows of the latest trends. Each year will see styles which fly of the shelves and those that flop. It can be difficult to keep up so here’s a rundown of what is going to be…

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