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Interior Design (MA)

Interior Matter


This platform is focused on the matter our interiors are made from and how they are made. The performance, pragmatic and poetic qualities of materials will be explored to understand how the careful assembly of matter affects the spaces we inhabit. How materials enclose, define and delineate space. How they create and communicate

the character of a place, and by extension the people within. How the tangible informs the intangible.

We encourage hands-on making, experimentation and exploration of ideas and direct contact with the world of design practitioners, makers and manufacturers.

This platform asserts that materials offer some of the greatest opportunities for creativity and innovation within interior design, and a deep understanding of materials and technology is a vehicle that allows us to deliver those elusive characteristics. It is through the use and manipulation of matter that our design intent will be ultimately realised.

Ian Hunter

Image: An exploration of material ageing and the interaction of matter by Weronika Walasz.