Cornwall College students brush up on design skills
1:30pm Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
Hospitality students at Cornwall College Camborne have been turning their hands to interior design, but creating a fresh new look for the Trevenson Restaurant on campus.
The students, who are all currently studying the second year of their foundation degree in Hospitality Management, awarded by Plymouth University, undertook the project as part of their course.
The students spent time working with Cathryn Bishop of Cornish Interiors, who advised the students on what they needed to consider in their designs, including functionality, cost, comfort, practicality and even colour psychology, with a trip around Plymouth to look at her recent projects, such as The Glassblowing House on the Barbican.
As part of their assignment, the students then designed their own concepts for Trevenson Restaurant, putting together presentations and mood boards using fabric, flooring and wallpaper samples.
Cathryn said: “All the presentations and ideas were really different and well thought out, with lots of detail and different elements. I was impressed! The students had put a lot of hard work into this project and it was great to see such a high level of professionalism from non-designers. I’ll be really interested to see that the end result looks like when Trevenson is finished.”
Stuart Mathieson said: “We were very impressed with the ideas our students came up with and this was a great chance for them to learn from an industry professional whilst working on a live project like this. They’ve certainly given us huge amounts of things to think about and hopefully we’ll be able to incorporate some of our students’ ideas into the finished design.”