Interiors visit to Saltaire and Leeds: Post from Tees inside

Yesterday a group of staff and students from the Interiors section had a visit to two inspirational locations in the Leeds area. The morning was spent in Saltaire, Shipley at the converted textiles mill, Salts Mill. It is a perfect study building for us to visit as it demonstrates the conversion from Victorian textiles mill to contemporary lifetyle facility. As well as housing a gallery containing works by the Bradford artist David Hockney, it also provides retail therapy and places to eat. A great example of a building with ‘blended functions’.

In the afternoon, and to tie in with a current project about museums and collections, we visited the Leeds Discovery Centre which is the depository for objects owned by the city of Leeds. When not in a museum, spare items are stored at the Discovery Centre and we were fortunate enough to visit the inner sanctum! An amazing collection from costume to taxidermy!

 

Spare time between visits.

Spare time between visits.

 

An amazing amount of items in storage

An amazing amount of items in storage

 

Before the tour of the store begins...

Before the tour of the store begins…

 

Saltaire - a model village

Saltaire – a model village

from Tees inSide