Since its inception in 2001, Free Range has become the ‘number one platform and launch pad for the next crop of creatives to showcase their work to both public and industry.’ I visited the Free Range ‘Re:work’ show on Monday expecting to see the innovation, diversity and drive the above statement suggests, however what I saw was uniformity.
‘Re:work’ has been set up by Interior Educators (IE), a new organisation established by academics representing well-established Interior design/interior architecture courses from across the UK. It is a unique group in that it provides a forum for debate and the exchange of ideas and practice effecting the education of designers of interior space.
Free Range exhibits over 480 graduates work from 35+ schools around the UK. With displays showing visuals, home wares and models, there was plenty to see, students to network with and sketchbooks to flick through.
Here are some of the highlights: