Pocket watches maybe be seen as an anachronistic item in today’s society. Humans are inseparable from time, each passing movement of a ticking clock reminds us of our situation as humans. The watch allows us to carry time with us; we can choose to move forward with time or stop it at that moment. These intricate timepieces once held a powerful tool, especially for those of the higher classes. Despite this, it has served as a memory tool that pays tribute to the past but also represents the future.
Through the notion of memories, the scheme of the design is based on the idea of using the pocket watch as a form of a family heirloom which passes from generation to generation, with each piece representing its own story. Hence these attractive keepsakes are kept at this archive, where new and old timepieces are created and restored. It is where the past and the present coexist.
THE DESIGN STUDIO
LOOKING DOWN TO THE PRIVATE/PUBLIC ARCHIVE
Interior Architecture and Design at NTU has an incredibly long and rich history; with Interior Decoration taught at the first ever UK Art school, in the Waverley building during the 1950s.
Over the last 70 years, our programme has grown and adapted to meet the requirements of industry and social change, respond to trends, and deliver a degree which encourages students to look, think, critically appraise, and understand local and world issues amongst the principles of design.
We are a validated degree programme in which our students can join the Chartered Society of Designers, and we are members of the Interior Educators network. Our dedicated design studio in the Grade II* listed Arkwright building enables a studio culture which reflects professional practice, in a dynamic environment that challenges everyone to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas.
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