Simran Gill

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Can you tell us a little more about your project?

The project itself is a journey through designing, making and exhibiting. Together it’s a great experience as a designer to expand our skills and collaborate in a professional environment. This exhibition is a further occasion from a previous project, Design for Retail. The opportunity to design and make a collection of innovative and desirable objects which are exhibited and sold within a retail environment. My chosen brief was to design around desk organising, a collection of stationary and personal item holders for MADE.COM. The project enabled me to design appropriate objects which could fit seamlessly within the consumer lifestyle that are appropriate to specific retailers.

Where did the inspiration for it come from?

RETAIL! Through the research of my chosen retailer MADE.COM, I observed the range of objects, homewares and desk tidy they provide. The quality of the products, yet exceedingly desirable gave me the inspiration and passion to design and make quality artefacts and showcase my talent.

How important is being able to exhibit externally?

The importance of exhibit externally is a great opportunity of promoting yourself and your work in a professional environment. The ability to experience this as design student is brilliant, this opens new paths to meet design industry experts and develop a professional communication. It’s the chance to celebrate the success of our hard work though the journey of this project.        

What has your highlight of the course been so far?

It has been an inspirational journey, with the course offering exciting events and projects to establish and develop our skills. The highlight is definitely the Minima Exhibition, this is my first ever experience to showcase my work and talent in a furniture store.      

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

As well as designing on paper, I have a great passion for making and crafting in the workshop environment. Devoted to precision within a design, I believe it’s one of my strengths as I appreciate the importance of achieving high quality finished work.