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CMYUK CIRL students get new design brief

CMYUK has released its second Creatives in Residence Live (CIRL) design brief - for the three participants to explore the theme ‘Geometrics -Incorporating Textures’. They have until 3 December to produce designs for a fashion garment, interior décor accessory, furniture and flooring.

Mentors for this part of the programme include: pattern trend and research company Pattern Curator; pattern cutting and samples studio The Pattern Room; British fabric printer Standfast and Barracks; decorative interiors designer Freya Richmond; and upholstery company Loose Button.

The technology utilised for this brief will be from Epson, Mimaki, Canon, Klieverik, EFI, Kongsberg and AEG Sewing.

The educational element will be provided by CMYUK and CIRL project partner and Texintel founder Debbie McKeegan.

“As we begin project #2, the in-house graduates have a clearer vision of the scale and diversity of the industry for which surface pattern designs are created. There is almost no surface that can’t be digitally printed. With that in mind, it’s important to design with a product or industry sector as a target and importantly always consider the environment,” said McKeegan. “We are really looking forward to Project #2 to explore new technologies and materials brought to life by fantastic designs.”

The brief is available online so that design students worldwide can participate.

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