Claire Maura Senior

Textile Design BDes (Hons)

Analysing the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in an interior environment.

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Project examines the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic's effects on interior spaces, mainly focusing on the closure of nightlife. Due to the pandemic, we saw society come to a standstill. Our culture started to reflect on our past, especially with the rise of yk2 fashion in popular culture. There was a need for a multi-purpose design within an interior space to reflect this cultural shift.

The main focus is using light, design, graphic formation, to bring life back into a forgotten space, mainly focusing on stimulating brights, paired with futuristic graphics to navigate a positive experience, the design reflects on the past of the 90’s culture, and in turn reflects our futures and the impact of COVID19.
Influenced by Greek Thomson’s approach to bringing the outside world inside, the project mirrors the same approach, with taking traditional technique such as etching, and creating futuristic modern designs. This allows the user to see themselves within the mirror, and takes them into another element.

Upstalgia

Acrylic and mirrored panels in a variety of sizing that have been engraved on. They are a variation of neon and primary colours. The panels have a variety of textured and waved graphic design on them.
Coloured acrylic panels within a model as temporary walls.
Coloured acrylic panels within a model as temporary walls.
Three of the etched acrylic panels: red, yellow and blue, with a white back drop.

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