Young graduate’s grand design lands him Leeds First Direct Arena gig: Post from Tees inside

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An aspiring Teesside University graduate has won a competition to remodel the bar at Leeds’ First Direct Arena.

The design by Kyle Minnock, an interior architecture graduate currently working at a Leeds design studio, was chosen by public vote following a competition run on social media website Tumblr.

Kyle will now work with First Direct to make the bar a reality by October. He said: “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and my future as an interior architecture graduate.”

A panel of experts including First Direct chief executive Tracy Garrad and Leeds Retail Association founder David Laycock helped whittle down initial entries to a shortlist of five.

Ms Garrad added: “Kyle’s design concept represents Leeds and the First Direct brand perfectly.”

Article from the Yorkshire Evening Post

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Teesside Interiors at exhibition at the Truman Gallery.: Post from Tees inside

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Last week saw the opening of an ‘all interiors’ graduate show in London. Teesside students shared the venue, in Brick Lane, with graduates from other interior design courses from throughout the UK. Students and staff designed and built the exhibition to showcase work from the 9 students who participated. Overall a great event and we hope that students made industry contacts which may lead to internships or employment.

Students start work on preparing the exhibition.

Students start work on preparing the exhibition.

Stamping the Teesside mark on the gallery.

Stamping the Teesside mark on the gallery.

Banners get hung in the structure.

Banners get hung in the structure.

We used inspirational quotes in the space.

We used inspirational quotes in the space.

Development of design ideas.

Development of design ideas.

All ready for the opening!

All ready for the opening!

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Interiors at the Lowry…: Post from Tees inside

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The Lowry Theatre in Salford was well represented by the Teesside University staff and students at the 3rd HEA Arts and Humanities annual learning and teaching conference, this year titled ‘Heroes and monsters: extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities’

The first presentation was by Senior Lecturer Heike Salzer who spoke aboutpedagogical research project undertaken with her BA Dance students in spring 2014. She considered the emotional culture that students operate in and if the values and norms develop and change during the course of their degree.

This was followed by Teaching Fellow Richard Sober and two interior students, first year Emily Hogg and second year Rebecca Hayman. They presented a paper discussing student perceptions of current Higher education debates including value for money, independent learning and developing a readiness for employment. The session was chaired by Carolyn Bew the National Lead for Art & Design and she invited them to reprise the paper at the HEA Teaching in Practice conference later this month in London

The SAM presenters with HEA Lead Carolyn Bew

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Update on ‘Meaningful Design for the Elderly’: Post from Tees inside

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Andrew Kidby (left) with residents and nurse at Church View

Students add their magic touch!

Residents living in Church View Residential and Nursing Home in Stockton are enjoying new surroundings inspired by students from Teesside University.

The second year Interior Architecture students were invited to submit ideas on how the interior of the home could be improved – a number were put in place within a week.

One of the home’s owners, Dr Robert Sagoo, said: “The students submitted some wonderful, fresh and modern ideas. We would like to thank them for their enthusiasm and are delighted some of their ideas have already come to fruition.”

Penelope Tiffney, associate lecturer in Spatial Design at Teesside University added: “The students were briefed to bear in mind the design should reflect an interior suitable for older people and they rose to the challenge admirably.”

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Meaningful design for the elderly: Post from Tees inside

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An incredible set of presentations on improving the healing environment at Church View Residential and Nursing home from Leigh Nicholson, Andrew Kidby, Holly Gardner, Chia Balgos to the staff and residents.
Through their research they have created innovative and refreshing design schemes which enable those suffering with varying cases of dementia and other cognitive impairments to navigate around their home.
The feedback received was positive and that a collection of ideas will be implemented in the near future.
Our thanks to the residents and staff at Church View for welcoming us and giving our students the opportunity to present their ideas.

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Interiors visit to Saltaire and Leeds: Post from Tees inside

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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

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Supporting Progression Conference: Post from Tees inside

On 19th March 2014, Teesside University hosted an event for careers advisors and art tutors from some of our key feeder institutions. The Supporting Progression Conference was to help in broadening understanding of courses on offer at Teesside, and to allow delegates to try out some of the things students might study once an Undergraduate here.

As part of our department, Interior Design, we offered a ‘textiles for interiors’ workshop, looking at trends and mood boards for interior spaces. Delegates used imagery, found objects and textiles to capture a mood; similar to the way an interior design student would analyse the interior design market and source ideas for their assignments.

What a great atmosphere! Everyone joined in with great spirit, and we hope experienced a little of what it may be like to be a design student in the interiors section.

Selecting items for the mood boards.

Selecting items for the mood boards.

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A completed mood board.

A completed mood board.

'Rich florals' mood board.

‘Rich florals’ mood board.

'Modern Nature' mood board.

‘Modern Nature’ mood board.

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