Published on : Friday, June 12, 2015
As part of their ongoing ‘Beyond Education’ campaign, the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) will run advisory clinics for students with industry-leading designers and manufacturers at New Designers. It will also present the BCFA New Designers Award; offering one student a placement with BCFA member Nova Interiors.
Supported by The Furniture Makers’ Company and the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), the one-to-one advisory sessions will allow students to gain valuable career advice and receive feedback on portfolios. A host of industry-leading interior designers, product designers and manufacturers including Fahmeed Khalique, Camira and Brintons are set to take part in the consultations; all of which are BCFA members. Students can book an appointment by visiting the Silent Gliss Showroom.
The BCFA will also present its New Designers Award to one student exhibiting in Week Two. Providable an invaluable insight into commercial design, the award has also paved the way for previous winners’ success in the industry. 2014 winner Jessica Leigh Calvert is now a designer at BRU Textiles and 2010 winner Lois Norman is a Senior Designer at Brintons Carpets.
The BCFA’s ‘Beyond Education’ campaign helps to cultivate young design talent and providing an interface between industry and education. A hub of creativity and emerging design’ New Designers is an ideal partner for the scheme.