NDA Blog

5 Things We Learnt from the New Designers Show 2019!
Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter It is great to see the emergence of new designers and last month we visited The New Designers show at The Business Design Centre, London. This showcases some of the best final year degree work from around the country and is a great celebration of young talent. Whilst visiting…
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Window Treatments for Kitchens
Written by NDA tutor Sarah Watts When choosing window treatments for kitchens, we may be guilty of not giving this too much thought and opting for a simple and practical solutions such as a roller blind or a Venetian blind. But there are so many different types of treatments that will work well and compliment…
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Taking Inspiration From the World of Dance
Written by NDA Senior Tutor, Simone Haley The Birmingham Royal Ballet recently toured a performance titled ‘[Un]leashed’, which consisted of 3 items of dance. The first titled ‘Lyric Pieces’, choreographed by Jessica Lang, and was a classical presentation of ballet. The second piece by Didy Veldman was a world premiere entitled ‘Sense of Time’ and…
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Graduation 2019!
  On Wednesday 10th July, members of the National Design Academy tutor team alongside proud friends and family gathered in a tent in the gorgeous Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire. This was to celebrate and congratulate the graduating class of 2019. Our students’ incredible achievements continue to make us so proud, and this was a chance…
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Eco-Friendly Garden Furniture: A How To Guide
Written by NDA Garden Design tutor Gill Lotter When I set out to write a blog on sustainable outdoor furniture, I don’t think I was prepared for the frustrating and time-consuming journey on which I was embarking! Many retailers’ claims are loosely worded and difficult to substantiate, especially when applied to products manufactured from mixed…
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