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Central Saint Martins

Summer Study Abroad - Interior Design

This highly structured course begins by visiting and analysing existing interiors, hotels, retail spaces, restaurants and bars in London.

Taught by: Michelle Edwards and Pascal Anson

This is a 3 week course for students of all levels and experience interested in interior design. Through a structured method of problem solving and unique thinking, this highly structured course begins by analysing existing interiors, retail spaces, restaurants and bars in London. You will learn how to 'read' an interior. After  the design project brief is given, the course will involve a mix of creative exercises and workshops. This will lead you through the basics of interior design as well as the fundamentals of the design process to completing a finished project. We have a ‘hands on’ and practical approach to the design process. Design for us, is all about thinking through making and doing. The course provides you with a structure where creative ideas, drawing techniques (both technical skills and sketch visualisation) and model making enable you to be confident when presenting your ideas. The course will provide you with high quality and dynamic 2D and 3D work, which may be used in your portfolio, as well as demonstrating good practice in research through producing a dynamic sketchbook. You can expect an intense and challenging studio experience with fellow students from broad social and cultural backgrounds.

Michelle Edwards is an interior and product designer, working in London and Germany. She has recently designed a restaurant and bar for Norman Cook in Brighton, as well as designed products for commercial lighting companies and furniture as one offs as well as commercial companies. She works within different types of media and has made several short films.

Michelle has extensive teaching experience having worked at Kingston University (amongst other colleges), from foundation through to degree level.

Pascal Anson is a three dimensional designer. He has worked across the discipline and has experience of building real and virtual spaces. His interior design work stretches from exhibition spaces to international airports. He has designed the British Airways commemorative livery for the London 2012 games, details of the commission can be seen at Pascal’s blog. Visit Pascal's website.

Please bring with you to the first session: 

  • Tape measure (metal)
  • Sketching pens
  • Set square (adjustable is preferable)
  • Masking tape
  • Metal ruler
  • Scissors
  • Scale ruler
  • Scalpels
  • Compass
  • Glue stick
  • Erasers
  • Digital Camera (or camera phone)
  • Different grades of pencils

Download the Summer Study Abroad - Interior Design (PDF 241KB) course handbook.

The course is for all levels of designers, from ambitious beginners with little design background to more established designers and architects.


Course Dates

Date: 01/07/2019 - 19/07/2019

Day: Monday - Friday

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Duration: 3 Weeks

Cost: £1950

Status: Available

Location: Granary Sq. - N1C

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