Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Bee in The Butterfly

Saturday, 25 February 2012

The Bee in The Butterfly

During second year at Newcastle College I had opportunity to work with other students and take part in project based on work for a real client. The aim of the project was to transfer existent cafe to a new location in the city centre of Hexham. An idea was to distinguish it from other cafes in city to make it more appealing to clients. Our client was Debra who is easy-going, friendly, and talkative and loves to travel all over the world. Her expectations were to keep the character of the existing cafe but bring in our idea to make it unique, original and functional.
I wanted to create a contemporary style which characterizes organic shapes, recycled furniture and bright colours. I previously had two different ideas which I had linked together to create a final concept more suitable for client needs and low budget. I decided to use existing furniture but change a colour of them. I kept modern style of my previous design but used more neutral colours with radiant elements of decoration to bright up the space. Instead of organic shapes I equip it with plants which bring a bit of nature in and create a domestic and likeable atmosphere.    


Friday, 24 February 2012

Bee in the Butterfly- Hexham, pictures from a site visit

Below you will find pictures taken during a visit in Hexham. I think that  Its really tiny space and it was a influential challenge for us to transform this space into unique place likewise creating a domestic atmosphere. This opportunity developed my skills of spacial planing .We had only one week to finalize our work. We were also  working on two projects at the same time what helped me to cleverly organise my time to meet a deadline.    

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Cloud lamps by Yu Jordy Fu

London-based designer Yu Jordy Fu has produced a range of hand-cut paper lampshades called Cloud Lamps. The designs are cut freehand from recycled paper, and then folded around a light source. The Cloud Lamps tell stories from a dreams; dreams of nature, of travel, of intimacy. The stories are told three dimensionally, not only in the sense that the paper shades surround the light, but in each form finely cut and lifted from the flat paper. The ‘Cloud Lamp’ is a simple and sustainable way to add intimacy and magic to domestic environment.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Forth Hotel - Renovation

Mitchells & Butlers was originally established in 1898. They are the leading operator of restaurants and pubs in the UK. Mitchells & Bulters are looking to invest £100k in The Forth to upgrade facilities and renovate the building. They have given us the opportunity to share our approach, ideas, concepts and design expertise with them. Mitchells & Bulters are looking to renovate and improving the interior and bringing the buildings function and facilities up to date.

The purpose of the project was to renovate and rearrange interior and exterior of The Forth Hotel
bar. My idea was to improve overall interior appearance and functionality by some modification which don’t change its original and unique atmosphere. I have brightened up the interiors by
changes of colours. I decided to add a new furniture which creates a distinguish look and renovate some of them which Forth already have. I think that changes which I have made will attract new customers and encourage current customers to still visit this place as their favourite.

Pictures below show my final concept for the exterior and interior of The Forth Hotel bar:

Friday, 10 February 2012

The Forth Hotel - Renovation

The Forth Hotel is a medium sized pub with a long bar and a wooden floor. It has a smoking terrace upstairs. There are two entrances to the front and side. With the additional space created by the extension. There is plenty of seating with tables and chairs up one side with high backed leather seating in the corner. However The Forth Hotel is one of the most popular bars in Newcastle and its busy at most times. The pub has a bright and airy feel during the day with large windows to the front and side, and at night the low down drop lighting over the bar and modern spotlighting gives a cosier intimate atmosphere.

Below you will find a board with pictures taken during a site visit.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Amazing water clock in Osaka Station

The Japanese designers have a grate ideas to create extremely beautiful and impressive things. At the Osaka Station City you can find this huge water fountain build into a wall. It uses water to tell the time and shows incredible display of patterns.The ingenious system is based on a printer that emits illuminated water droplets and that is controlled digitally. The patterns are said to reproduce images stored on a computer. This amazing idea is not just a grate sample of people creativity but also functionality and beauty of contemporary design.