The World of Interior Design

Who inspires us: Sir John Soane

Written by NDA tutor, Stephen Matthewman-Knowles Sir John Soane, a man who’s legacy of collecting has enriched the lives of many an architect and historical enthusiast alike. For those unfamiliar with the name, Sir John was an English architect who lived between the years 1753 to 1837. Known as an exponent of Neo-Classical architecture, he’s…

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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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