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One Year On: Leonora Gray – BA Interior & Spatial Design Graduate

Work entitled A Bath in the River by Leonora Gray who graduated from BA Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea in 2014.
Work entitled A Bath in the River by Leonora Gray who graduated from BA Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea in 2014.
A Bath in the River, Leonora Gray, BA Interior and Spatial Design, 2014.
Written by
Emily French
Published date
03 June 2018

This week we catch up with BA Interior & Spatial Design 2014 graduate Leonora Gray as part of our ‘One Year On’ series.After graduating last year I moved to Paris to work with a design studio where I worked on projects ranging from an installation for Paris Fashion Week to the design of bespoke furniture items. I learnt a lot from working on different scale projects and collaborating with people from various design backgrounds.

In my final year at Chelsea I developed an identity within my design practice which has stayed with me, a sort of playful and poetic narrative. I still enjoy the fabrication process very much and have been influenced a lot by using organic materials such as wood.

Final Piece at the Chelsea Undergraduate Summer Show 2014, by Leonora Gray

Final Piece at the Chelsea Undergraduate Summer Show 2014, by Leonora Gray

The degree show was the first live project that I worked on from brief to completion, a lot of the skills that I learned from setting it up have been useful to both working in the industry and developing as a designer as I learnt how to deal with real life constraints.

The main piece of advice I would give this years graduates is that design transcends language so I would always encourage designers to live and work in different countries.

You can see more of Leonora’s work on her website – www.leonoragray.co.uk

Related links:

BA Interior and Spatial Design course page