2nd July 2013, 11:57am
Free Range exhibition provides international platform for Lincoln talent
Design image by student, Emily Mann Architectural and interior designers from Lincoln will present their work on one of the country’s most prestigious stages, when they attend the Free Range exhibition in London this summer.

Ten students from the University of Lincoln’s BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course have been selected to showcase their designs at the national exhibition.

The Free Range exhibition was established in 2001 to provide new creative graduates with the opportunity to showcase their work on an international stage. Since its inception 12 years ago, the event has provided a platform for thousands of successful graduates in several distinct categories including fashion, art, graphics, photography and interior design.

It is now recognised by the design industry as a premier showcase of the latest trends and newest talents.

The final-year students from the University of Lincoln will exhibit at Free Range as part of the Interior Educators show from 11th – 15th July 2013. The exhibition is hosted by the renowned Old Truman Brewery in London.

Douglas Gittens, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Lincoln, said: “Here at the School of Architecture, we will all be extremely proud to see our students presenting their work at Free Range. It is a prestigious exhibition, and will provide the students with a valuable opportunity to showcase their work and ideas, not just to the public, but to important industry figures too.

“It is well recognised as a key event in the design calendar, and as a hotspot for emerging talent, so it will be a great opportunity for the industry to recognise the fantastic work produced by our students here in Lincoln.”

Final year student, Emily Mann, said: “At Free Range, I will be exhibiting my designs for a new type of interior, which is designed to encourage its participants to socialise in the real, actual world, engaging with the people around them without the social weight of the virtual world. Through my work, I relish the opportunity to examine different methods of space creation that are not only pleasing to the eye, but also accommodating to all the senses. This exhibition is a great opportunity for us to showcase our ideas, and it is a great way to celebrate the conclusion of our degrees.”

Alongside Emily’s work, other student exhibits will include a portfolio from Joe Murray detailing his vision for the restoration of one of the most iconic pieces of early modernist architecture in the UK, the De La Warr Pavilion, and Victoria Kember’s designs for EatonNott, a specialist designer boutique.

For more information on the Free Range exhibition and to book your tickets, visit: http://www.free-range.org.uk/cgi-bin/exhibition.pl?yearID=18&exhibitionID=992.
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