New Complimentary Garden Design Day

Due to the continued success of our Complimentary Garden Design Days we are delighted to announce a further date of 15th March 2017.

Here at Inchbald we understand the hesitation felt by those embarking on a new career and the move into such a creative profession is bound to intensify these feelings.

There are so many mixed messages about who and what a garden designer is that we have now devised a one-day taster course for you to explore not only the reality but the possibilities.

Led by Faculty Director Andrew Duff and Senior Tutor Marcus Green this one-day complimentary course gives you an insight into the life of a garden designer with a look at their current projects and more importantly demonstrates the design process, as it leads to results.

For more information click here

Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award 2016

Principal Alan Hughes attended the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award evening at the recently unveiled Design Museum.

Nicky Haslam accepted the award from Martin Waller and Kelly Hoppen who gave a really lovely introduction expressing her gratitude to Mr. Haslam personally and professionally. Many familiar Inchbald faces in the audience and entrants for this 20th year of the ‘Interior Design Oscars’.

A delegation of some twenty designers from China including Bo Li, Ivan Cheng, Wang Heilong, Chang Ching-Ping, Matrix Studio and Evolution Studios also attended. Jacqueline Duncan and Inchbald hosted the China delegation a few days before for a dynamic exchange of ideas and working practices alongside invited UK designers, Juliette Byrne, Monique Tollgard, Alidad, Caroline Lawson, Veedon Fleece, Tatiana Tafur and Christopher Hodsoll amongst others.

The evening at the Design Museum was a great success and Nicky Haslam’s acceptance speech was as eclectic as the designs that garnered him the award.

Inchbald Annual Lecture 2016

The Annual Autumn Lecture was held on November 1st at the Cavalry and Guards Club and attended by both Interior and Garden Design students.img_1073

Distinguished speakers of the evening were Guy Oliver, longtime designer for Claridges Hotel, and Richard Miers whose extensive portfolio includes the Wentworth Estate in Surrey. Both designers showed an extensive overview of their recent commissions and were happy to extend the event with discussion with students.

The 2017 Annual Lecture is open to all Inchbald students.

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Launch of the 2017 Inchbald-Helen Green Design Foundation Bursary

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Inchbald – Helen Green Design Foundation Bursary. Submissions are welcome now, the closing date is 27 January 2017.

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Please click here for further details.

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Jacqueline Duncan’s thoughts on the Debate over the Future Structure of Education in the UK

The debate over the future structure of education in the UK has become increasingly emotive.   The ball is being tossed around between politics, finance, and not least snobbery, and the arguments become increasingly opaque, loaded as they are with peripheral considerations.

Accusations regarding parental ambition abound.  Footnotes concerning the cost of houses in the proximity of good schools and tutoring costs only available to well to do families come under the heading of ‘unfair’ to those with lesser incomes.  These points are linked to the assumption  that children who can afford either private education or are able intellectually to access the grammar school programme are bound to be smarter, more successful and therefore superior to those who cannot sail over the five bar gate of entry exams.

It  is ludicrous to suppose that parents are not going to fight like tigers for the benefit and future of their children – it is also ludicrous to suppose that  children will ever come out of a single mold, so that their education and training needs to be considered from the point of view of the individual in terms not only of teaching but of individual development.

Historically grammar schools have proved to be successful – the reputation of Manchester Grammar comes to mind – and I cannot find clarity in the objections to a system which was widely admired.   The objections come under the heading of selectivity and unfairness but these are thin reasons for denying any child the possibility of quality and its availability.

So the real problem lies in the fact that there are numbers  of children who do not necessarily excel scholastically, whose needs and talents require far greater scrutiny than they have been accorded in recent times.   Very little attention is given to developing the sklils of those children unless they are lucky enough to find a particularly perspicacious teacher.   Given the  religion of celebrity status to which we and our children are subjected on a daily basis and ad nauseam, it is hardly surprising that the ambitions of the young are hopelessly flawed and true talent is frequently obscured by the sad ambition to be a star in the kind of fairyland set up by a spurious media.

Every child is different – their individual intellect and talents are a veritable rainbow of possibilities.   Thus it is foolish to assume that reducing all education to a single level can result in parity of achievement.   The most important factor in education is the aim to develop character, confidence and a sense of responsibility both personal and civic.

Those now master minding our education system should bear these aims in mind, rather than invoking the distractions of a class system which is long out of date.

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Inchbald Graduate, Nic Savage, shortlisted for SGD Award

We are proud to announce that Inchbald Graduate, Nic Savage, has been shortlisted for the Student Designer Award 2016 by the Society of Garden Designers.

Here are some words regarding the project from Nic:-

Tate Modern Reimagined

This was a highly enjoyable exercise I undertook whilst I was at Inchbald School of Garden Design. The brief was to design the space around a public building, taking into account the recreational area around the new extension, crowd flow and the overall scope of Tate’s mission.

It was no coincidence that just prior to execution we had just had an inspiring lecture by Faculty Director, Andrew Duff, on the use of curves in garden design.

www.savagegardendesign.com

SGD Awards 2016

We are very proud to see our Garden Design graduates being shortlisted for the annual Society of Garden Designers awards 2016.

Well done to Lucy Willcox and Dan Lobb!

Vote for Lucy, who has also had a garden nominated for ‘Peoples Choice’ in association with Homes & Gardens!

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Jacqueline Duncan OBE, Dean of Inchbald School, gives a retrospective on Interior Design

A Retrospective on the History & Trends of Interior Design – Jacqueline Duncan OBE (Dean of Inchbald School)

In the half-century and more that I have been instructing young interior designers, the metamorphosing pattern of fashion and styles has been constant and in some respects spectacular.

In the late 20th century reaction to all the deprivations engendered by WW2 gave rise to a desire to reclaim what was lost in terms of luxury and stability.  Coinciding as it did with the peak of John Fowler’s career, this dictated a return to classicism, which negated all the progressive elegance of the thirties and gave us instead The English Style.  So Adam and his successors were re-visited with enthusiasm, the English antiques market boomed and America fell in love with, and bought, all things English to such an extent that someone remarked that we would ‘soon be a country of brown furniture’.  I discounted this at the time (the sixties) but how right was the prophet!

Finding elegant furniture and artefacts of the 18th and 19th centuries is now difficult.  At the top end of the market there are indeed marvelous furniture and objects available to those with a deep purse – at the bottom end dealers are now left with what are termed collectibles, an all embracing class of items sometimes put on sale under the title “Interesting”.

Christie’s catalogues crystalise this odd situation.  On the one hand a startling collection of items are included annually in an important summer sale; entitled the Exceptional Sale, it features exceptional items at very exceptional prices.  Few of the bidders come into the category of young householders so one must assume that this is a market for new money or determined collectors.  The same saleroom classifies a more modest event as the Interesting Sale, featuring objects which thirty years ago would have been identified as objets trouve, a phrase first used by travel writer Rory Cameron to describe his passion for casual eclecticism.  There seems to be little in between these two extremes and, with now limited resources, it is hardly surprising that designers are uninterested in returning to the elegance of the 18th and 19th centuries or the snobberies invoked by what became the English Country House style.

The fact is that even reasonably good antiques involve care and cost.  Insurance may be involved, they may require increasingly expensive restoration and they are certainly not child friendly.  Before the advent of the dishwasher one thought nothing of using good china or glasses, no longer a practical option.   Most families now are run by two working parents, indicating that anything at all that cuts their workload, enhances and extends family time and reduces the responsibility involved in inanimate objects is the way forward.  Bedclothes are out, as are chandeliers – modern product designers writing a brief dictated by their own lifestyle have given us so many brilliant alternatives to alleviate work and save time that there is no incentive to complicate life.   American lifestyle long ago dictated that families need living space which is all-inclusive, and so the kitchen moved into the sitting room, allowing the whole family to pursue play and work together.  Thus the hostess can entertain and cook, and still enjoy the last joke and the final martini.

Which does sound as if we will have to go to Museums to see the great designs of past years; no bad thing, even if it does transform personal enjoyment into a learning curve.

As for fashion, it is gone before it is established.  Style, which underlies all great design, will endure, becoming eventually the heritage of tomorrow and will join the lexicon of innovation now preserved so carefully by English Museums.

Meanwhile all the young designers are looking forward rather than backwards, which is just as it should be.

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Eileen Wood wins gold at RHS Tatton Park, July 2016

We are delighted to announce that Inchbald Garden Design Diploma Part Time graduate, Eileen Wood was awarded a Gold Medal in the Back to Back Gardens section at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2016.  For more information please click on the image.

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The English Garden Future Fund Bursary shortlist had been announced!

The English Garden in partnership with Inchbald School of Design launched an annual scheme called The Future Fund Bursary in Spring 2016.

The competition required entrants to sketch a design for a small London roof garden. These sketches have been before the judges and there is now a shortlist.

So it is now over to the gardening public to vote for the scheme they think most deserves to receive the Future Fund for 2016.

The prize for the winner will be the chance to study garden design Online, with course fees paid. As part of this amazing year, the winner will help build a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and take part in a work experience placement at a garden design practice.

The winner will be announced in September.

Please click here to go to the voting page.

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