Today on the blog we feature another of our key industry partners and degree show sponsors – Linen House.
The Linen House IPA project for 2014 focused on our second year students, developing fashion home wares designs for bedlinen and accessories. Inspiration for the student’s work was based on four specified macro trends for Spring Summer 2016, sourced from trend forecasting database WGSN . Awareness of the Linen House brand and market, with a strong focus on creativity in surface texture and use of colour, were key factors for the project.
An expert team of designers (and BATD alumni) from Linen House in conjunction with BATD staff guided the students through a series of masterclasses and reviews to achieve their outstanding results.
Here’s what their team shared with us:
‘Designed in Australia’ is something we are proud of and want to see more of! RMIT makes this possible being the first link in the chain of educating textile designers so they can participate in industry and/or establish their own art practices.
The Linen House project gives Second year students the opportunity to work on ‘real world’ bed linen design with practicing designers from the Linen House Melbourne studio. Researching context, colours and trend, drawing, design and refining are all part of the brief as well as taking on board the advice and direction from lecturers and Linen House designers. Our textile design team are RMIT graduates themselves, so they relate well to the students and can help them through the design process. The winners of our competition take up short internships with us in their third year, giving them valuable studio experience and insight into the industry.
As one of the leading Australian wholesalers of quality bedlinen, Linen House has a long tradition of supporting local talent. Textile and surface design are so important to the design and development of new Australian products and RMIT is at the forefront of research into new fabrics and applications. We are very fortunate to have this close association and access to these professional, knowledgeable and talented graduates.
For more information about the brand, collections and heritage, visit their website: