The Walkman was revolutionary when first released in 1979 and had a significant impact on fashion throughout the 1980s and beyond. I have explored this further in my project by designing a bag specific to the Walkman's function and exploring the relationship between the Walkman and the wearer. My design takes inspiration from pattern pieces used to create the Walkman bags explored in my research. The bags act as a negotiator between the Walkman and the body which I've carried into my design in negotiating the natural and curved forms of the fabric pieces and the angular lines and structure of the building.
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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