Announcing the RMIT 2014 Soft Furnishing Project Winner!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Each year BQ Design work with RMIT Melbourne and Zepel Fabrics to facilitate a soft furnishing design project for students in their final year of RMIT’s Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration two year course.

The project requires students to design a stylish bedroom for a client, featuring BQ Design products and using Zepel Fabrics.

During the project period, students receive soft furnishing design, manufacturing and installation advice from BQ Design, Zepel Fabrics and the RMIT teaching staff and they attend a comprehensive tour of the BQ Design workroom.

The illustrated designs are judged based on the student’s level of creativity and styling, product and fabric knowledge, attention to detail, costing calculations and suitability for online publication.

The top five designs are presented to a panel of judges, with the winning entry brought to life. BQ Design manufacture the winning design using the chosen Zepel Fabrics and display and professionally photograph the winning entry in our Notting Hill showroom.

We are proud to announce the 2014 RMIT soft furnishings project winner is Laura Green.

Laura created a stylish contemporary bedroom setting using BQ Design bedhead, curtains, quilt, pillows, throw rug, cushions and bolsters using a range of Zepel Fabrics. Laura’s colour scheme was based on Pantone’s colour forecasts for the coming season. She explained to the judges she “wanted to design something contemporary and luxurious, but with a fun playful side.”

Laura told BQ Design “it’s the combination of creativity, problem solving and the methodical, practical side of design that keeps both sides of my brain happy. I enjoy working with spatial planning and layouts and designing custom pieces that offer functionality.”

Laura showed us some of the other amazing designs she has been working on while studying at RMIT, including a hotel with men’s business shirts hanging from the ceiling and a contemporary cool apartment.

We wish Laura well in her career as an interior specialist and thank her for her support and commitment to the soft furnishing project.

Laura looks forward to working in the design industry and learning from her colleagues. She is particularly interested in working with small spaces, making them functional and more appealing and admires the work of Clare Cousins Architects.