Design Explorations

by Central Saint Martin's Students

The Design Explorations show offers guests a change to interrogate and critique the students, while allowing the young designers to present and explain their works. ‘We have all been working individually on our own projects, but coming together from time to time has allowed us to better understand our own work and others’, through discussion and dialogue,’ explains Marie Rouillon, MA Design for Textile Futures student. ‘The more time we spent together, the more we found links between our projects, probably influencing each other.’ The students have completed the MA Design for Textile Futures, MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture & Jewellery, or the MA Industrial Design programs. For their final projects, they were not given guidelines, but were able to create personal projects that reflect their own design values and ideas. ‘The nature of this exhibition is that we all show, explore and discuss our unique approaches to design,’ says Jan Rose, MA Industrial Design student. ‘My project is a response to the ongoing trend of amateur craft-making and professional rapid prototyping. I’m challenging people’s perceptions of materials by using industrial materials in the process of knitting, therefore changing the materials’ subjective specifications.’ The exhibit will show at the V&A's Sackler Centre from 23 May to 27 May. Special presentations will take place for the realms: Technological (24 May), Spatial (25 May) and Material (26 May). To reserve a place, call the V&A booking centre.

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