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Grace Somerfield

Project title: fold. (fold.preserve / fold.time / fold.work)

Can you tell us a little more about your project?

A digitally produced collection of how to…

Preserve

Time

Work

produced from multi-direction folds, utilising sheet material and minimal processes.

How important is being able to exhibit externally?

Very, it is great to mingle in a more relaxed environment when so much time and effort has been put into the work, almost to take a step back and admire it too.

What has your highlight of the course been so far?

Meeting great people and broadening my design skills massively.

Could you tell us a little more about your design interests?

I am interested in design that balances form with function. It is interesting to me when it is man-made or has a narrative, but also I think accessible – so mirroring the man-made processes into batch production. I think sustainability should always be in the background of an interesting design, not necessarily the purpose/narrative of it.

What advice would you give to someone considering studying Product and Furniture Design at BCU?

Do not worry about creativity (this was my big worry) as the course is structured so well that everything comes naturally and seems to fall perfectly in place. I have really learnt a lot here and the great course leaders have helped with this.

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Follow Grace here @g.sumdesign.