Final Year Interior Architecture + Design students - 'Furniture'

The main objective of the symposium and subsequent exhibition is one of exploring and debating the notion of the Artist Book. The symposium will provide the opportunity to ask what the function of the ‘artists book’ is within an artist’s and a designer’s practice. How broad or diverse are these functions and are they discipline specific? Does the exploration of this aspect of practice provide opportunity to open up new channels of interdisciplinary enquiry? If so then how can this be facilitated? Can an artist’s book transcend different disciplines and artistic philosophies and be a format that can break down barriers and thereby be accessible to a more diverse audience?

The ‘furniture’ that forms part of the symposium, has been designed and made over a five week period, by the final year students on the BA(Hons) Interior Architecture + Design course based at Canterbury. Working with the team organising the symposium, design studio staff, Creative Enterprise team and workshop technicians, students were asked to design a piece of furniture that combined the display/storage of ‘books’, as well as, provide space for visitors to sit and read.

Rob Nice
Acting Course Leader BA(Hons) Interior Architecture + Design

Many thanks to:
Rob Mcdonald: Event Organiser
Anna Maria Baranowksa and Rachel Jenkins: Design Studio Tutors
Stephen Davies: Creative Enterprise Coordinator
Ben Fletcher and Simon Nimmo: Workshop Technicians